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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 has admitted it is “not aware of holding details of a secret agreement… between the …

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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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McGurk's Bar 3 ICO Complaints - Kitson

ICO Complaints – Kitson, British Army and Cops Collusion

The families of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre have lodged three separate complaints with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). All three complaints to the ICO regard police and British Army collusion in the cover-up of the atrocity and one man at the centre – General Sir Frank Kitson. One complaint is against the British Army; One …

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McGurk's Bar Protest v Office of the Police Ombudsman

Office of the Police Ombudsman Withholding Police Collusion Evidence

The Office of the Police Ombudsman has admitted that it is withholding evidence from our families. The evidence regards proof of collusion between General Sir Frank Kitson (retired) and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the provenance of RUC lies – but the Office of the Police Ombudsman withheld this evidence from its 2011 report …

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Doug Beattie UUP and Brian Faulkner

Doug Beattie and UUP Silent on McGurk’s Bar Cover-Up

Doug Beattie and the Ulster Unionist Party remain silent on the McGurk’s Bar cover-up. Commemoration is difficult and we have a year of difficult 50th-anniversary commemorations ahead for thousands of families this year. Many organisations and people, including former combatants have much to consider too – be they people who served in uniform or otherwise. …

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McGurk's Bar Mural

Donaldson Commemoration Edited Version Not Full Context

Response to a letter by Kenny Donaldson, spokesperson for Innocent Victims United. Kenny Donaldson wrote letters to the local newspapers recently, including the Irish News, which recounted the horror of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre and its victims (Vital to encourage thinking that expresses regret for every death, 31 January 2022). In the Irish News copy, …

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McGurk's Bar Massacre and General Sir Frank Kitson

BBC Response Welcomed

Many thanks to the BBC for taking the time to consider our concerns and respond. It’s much appreciated by the families. “Editorial Complaint – BBC Northern Ireland I’m replying to your follow-up enquiry about contacts with the Belfast newsroom. The email address for press releases is bbcnewsni@bbc.co.uk. However, because around 30% of our staff are …

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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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