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, […]
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
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
Kinnear & Co. Solicitors: New Documents Confirm Police Spread Deliberate Disinformation about McGurk’s Bar Bombing Kinnear & Co. Solicitors act for a number of the families who lost loved ones in the December 1971 bombing of McGurk’s Bar, in which 15 people, including two children, were murdered and many more badly injured. Researcher Ciarán MacAirt,
Critical archive find puts police in the frame for McGurk’s Bar lies. A shocking British military archive discovered by a grandson of victims of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre proves that the Royal Ulster Constabulary police force originated and disseminated the lie that the atrocity was an “IRA own-goal” just over 4 hours after the bombing.
The campaigning families of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre victims appeal to Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire, to release a 45-year-old British file containing evidence of collusion in the atrocity between British security forces and Loyalist paramilitaries. Ciarán MacAirt, a grandson of one of the victims of the massacre, which claimed the lives of
Relatives of the McGurk’s Bar bombing victims have told the Police Ombudsman that documents they have obtained contain evidence of security force collusion in the attack. Family members of some of the 15 people killed in the 1971 loyalist blast in Belfast met with representatives of the Police Ombudsman’s office to press for a new investigation.
Families who lost loved ones in the McGurk’s Bar atrocity have challenged PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton and his so-called Legacy Investigation Branch to attend a lecture by world-renowned human rights lawyer, Michael Mansfield, commemorating the 45th anniversary of the attack. Billed as a Case-Study in Disinformation, Denial and Delay, the memorial lecture is free
A grandson of one of the fifteen civilians murdered in the McGurk’s Bar Massacre has demanded that the Chief Constable of the Police Service Northern Ireland do his job and quash a Historical Enquiries Team report on the atrocity before the 45th anniversary of the attack. The demand follows the grandson’s discovery of a ground-breaking
The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland ran a #AskChiefCon feed on Twitter which was a #Fail for #McGurks families. The Chief Constable, George Hamilton, last night invited tweeters to ask him a question using the hashtag #AskChiefCon (see feed). There was some serious questions and much mirth which fulfills the folksy, accessible PR