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General Sir Frank Kitson and the McGurk's Bar Massacre

Outrage as Massacre evidence is withheld

Outrage as McGurk’s Bar Massacre evidence is withheld. Families of those killed and injured in Belfast’s most murderous bombing during the conflict have expressed outrage at the latest decision to withhold new evidence relating to the massacre even though the British authorities considered that it would “assist” the families in their continuing campaign for truth. …

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McGurk's Bar Massacre - Kitson, Byrne and Shillington

PSNI-HET Report Was Another Cop Cover-Up

Be in no doubt, the PSNI-HET report into the McGurk’s Bar Massacre was another attempted police cover-up. The families of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre re-issue our simple challenge to the Chief Constable of Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI), Simon Byrne, after a High Court judge ruled that the PSNI/Historical Enquiries Team report into the atrocity …

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McGurk's Bar Massacre - Kitson, Byrne and Shillington

PSNI Incompetence or Collusion: Failure To Quash Irrational Report

The Chief Constable’s failure to quash a PSNI-HET report into the atrocity which the High Court ruled was “irrational” is another insult to our families. I post this hours before a Judicial Review case against the Chief Constable and Police Service Northern Ireland that has lasted seven years – the families demanded that PSNI quashed …

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Gerard Keenan at the McGurk's Bar mural

Massacre Orphan to Chief Constable: Quash “Irrational” Report

Massacre Orphan Calls On Chief Constable To Quash “Irrational” HET Report Before Court A man whose parents were murdered in the McGurk’s Bar Massacre when he was a child has called on Chief Constable Simon Byrne to quash a failed and “irrational” report into the atrocity before a final court appearance on 16th June 2022. …

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McGurk's Bar Massacre - Kitson, Byrne and Shillington

PSNI U-Turn on Kitson-RUC Collusion

https://mcgurksbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/McGurks-Bar-PSNI-U-Turn-Edit.mp3 Yet another PSNI U-turn should be a warning to families. Following the discovery of new evidence in British military files – and prior to a hearing of a seven-year-long Judicial Review beginning tomorrow – the Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) has admitted it is “not aware of holding details of a secret agreement… between …

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Legal Proceedings against the Office of the Police Ombudsman

Pree Release: McGurk’s Bar families begin legal proceedings against the Office of the Police Ombudsman. Families of those killed and injured in the McGurk’s Bar Massacre have been forced to initiate legal proceedings against the Office of the Police Ombudsman for its: (1) Failure to complete a 2015 complaint regarding serious allegations against present policing …

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McGurk's Bar Massacre and General Sir Frank Kitson

McGurk’s Bar: Judicial Review Against Chief Constable George Hamilton

McGurk’s Bar families launch a Judicial Review against Chief Constable George Hamilton. The McGurk’s Bar families have begun Judicial Review proceedings against Chief Constable George Hamilton for his failure to order an independent investigation into the atrocity including the questioning of General Sir Frank Kitson, former Commander-in-Chief UK Land Forces. Kitson was Brigadier in charge …

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McGurk’s Bar Families Take Judicial Review Against Attorney General

McGurk’s Bar relatives have issued a Judicial Review challenge against the Attorney General regarding his decision not to order a fresh inquest into the massacre. Kinnear & Co. Solicitors can confirm that yesterday, Mr Terence Keenan, has lodged papers in the High Court in Belfast, initiating proceedings against the Attorney General, regarding his recent decision …

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McGurk's Bar Massacre and the Role of British Agents

The McGurk’s Bar Massacre and the Role of British Agents

McGurk’s Bar Families hear for the first time that a high-level British agent gave intelligence about the atrocity to his police handlers.  Yesterday – and only in open court – victims and survivors of the McGurk’s Bar atrocity learned that British agent and Ulster Volunteer Force commander, Gary Haggarty, gave information to his police handlers …

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