Reginald Maudling

The Prime Minister of the Orange State and McGurk’s Bar

Two days after the McGurk’s Bar atrocity, Brian Faulkner, Northern Ireland Prime Minister at the time, flew to meet with Reginald Maudling, British Home Secretary, for what would have been crunch talks on security.   The startling notes of the meeting, discovered by Pat Finucane Centre at Kew National Archives, show in stark terms how …

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Lord Gerry Fitt – Snake in the Grass?

Whilst researching the murder of my grandmother, Kathleen Irvine, and 14 other innocent civilians in the McGurk’s Bar bombing in 1971, I came across a gut-wrenching document. Of all of the buried documents which I have discovered and placed in the public domain, the contents of this particular document left me more deflated than the …

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