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Chief Constable Matt Baggott oversaw the irrational HET report

Press Release: McGurk’s Bar Commemoration Committee

McGurk’s Bar Families Petition the Northern Ireland Policing Board on the Anniversary of the Atrocity Date: Thursday 4th December 2012 (the 43rd anniversary of the atrocity) Time: 2pm Place: Northern Ireland Policing Board, Waterside Tower, 31 Clarendon Road, Clarendon Dock, Belfast BT1 3BG Families of those murdered in the McGurk’s Bar massacre are petitioning the Policing Board …

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Michael Connarty, nephew of Philip Garry, the eldest victim of the McGurk's Bar bombing.

HET Shunts McGurk’s Bar Investigation BACK at the Police Ombudsman

The Historical Enquiries Team (HET) has finally completed the McGurk’s Bar Report… and referred it BACK to the Police Ombudsman. (Post on behalf of the McGurk’s Bar Commemoration Committee) On Thursday 6th December, Labour MP, Michael Connarty, urged the British Prime Minister to apologise to the families of the McGurk’s Bar victims and order a “proper investigation”. A …

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RUC Put Out False Story Within Hours of McGurk’s Bar Attack

Irish News exclsuive by Allison Morris, 28th October 2009 New documents relating to the McGurk’s bar bombing in 1971 show how the false claim that it was an ‘IRA own goal’ was being circulated within hours of the atrocity. Campaigners for victims of the loyalist attack, which claimed the lives of 15 innocent civilians including …

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Police Ombudsman Fiasco

The release and abortion of the Police Ombudsman’s report (8.7.10) into the Royal Ulster Constabulary’s (RUC) investigation of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre was an ill-conceived, unmitigated fiasco. The report and their media stage-management was Kafkaesque at its most benign. The Police Ombudsman railroaded our families, many of whom are aged, into this very public miscarriage. …

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