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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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McGurk's Bar Chief Constables Simon Byrne Graham Shillington

Chief Constable Snubs Massacre Families and Withholds Evidence

https://mcgurksbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Chief-Constable-Snubs-Massacre-Families-and-Withholds-Evidence.mp3 Press Release: The Chief Constable of Police Service Northern Ireland has yet again snubbed the families of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre and withholds evidence regarding the atrocity. Despite a protest at the Policing Board to mark the 50th anniversary of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre and an official request to meet with him, a police …

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The Guardian of the McGurk's Bar Massacre Lies

The Guardian of McGurk’s Bar Massacre Lies

On the 50th anniversary of the publication of heinous lies about our loved ones in The Guardian, a grandson of the McGurk’s Bar owner writes to the newspaper. The Guardian newspaper in Britain is one of those lofty newspapers of record but on Christmas Eve half a century ago it published egregious lies about the …

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McGurk's Bar Chief Constables Simon Byrne Graham Shillington

Chief Constable: Prove Police Lies Or Admit Fabrication

50 years ago today, the police Chief Constable and Head of Special Branch lied directly to the government about the McGurk’s Bar Massacre. On 16th December 1971, Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) Chief Constable Graham Shillington and Assistant Chief Constable David Johnston, the Head of RUC Special Branch, attended a Joint Security Committee Meeting at Stormont, …

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McGurk's Bar Massacre and General Sir Frank Kitson

MoD Withholding Evidence of British Army Witness

Press Release: The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is withholding evidence of a British Army witness on the night of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre. The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been forced to admit that it does indeed know the name and rank of a British soldier involved in a covert British military “ambush” …

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General Sir Frank Kitson and the McGurk's Bar Massacre

MoD Withholding Evidence of Covert British Army Operation

The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is withholding critical evidence regarding a covert British Military operation in the vicinity of McGurk’s Bar. The MoD has failed to provide any further information relating to the discovery of a covert British Military operation close to McGurk’s Bar on the night of the explosion which claimed the lives …

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General Sir Frank Kitson and the McGurk's Bar Massacre

McGurk’s Bar Families Challenge Chief Constable to Prove IRA Lies

The families of the 15 victims killed in the McGurk’s Bar Massacre have challenged Chief Constable Simon Byrne to prove police lies in an RUC Special Branch briefing to Stormont officials. Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) Chief Constable Graham Shillington and Assistant Chief Constable David Johnston, the Head of RUC Special Branch briefed the Northern Ireland …

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