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Families vow to find the truth

On December 4, 1971 the UVF bombed McGurk’s Bar in North Queen Street killing 15 Catholics including women and children and wounding 17 more.The bombing was set against the backdrop of one of the most violent and destructive periods of the Troubles.

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‘He never got over it’

Every year for the past decade Pat Irvine has written an open letter in the North Belfast News to Robert James Campbell, the only man ever convicted in relation to the McGurk’s massacre.

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Mural set to be unveiled

Edward Keenan and his wife Sarah had called in to McGurk’s bar that night for a quick drink after a day spent shopping in the city centre, just three weeks before Christmas. The couple were celebrating because after a lifetime working as a docker, Edward has just received his retirement money and the couple were […]

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Families still searching for the truth after 40 years

Four decades ago, on a crisp, clear night in December families across North Belfast were getting ready for the Christmas season.

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McGurks welcome Ballymurphy inquest

This week’s decision to hold new inquests into the deaths of the ten people killed in the Ballymurphy Massacre has been welcomed by one of the leading campaigners from the McGurk’s families.

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Wallace explains Walsh withdrawl

ANTRIM hurling manager Jerry Wallace has explained his decision to remove Antrim from next year’s Walsh Cup competition is in order to ensure his team can hit the ground running in the National League.
He also cleared up the debate regarding the spelling of his name – he says either Wallace or Wallis is acceptable.
“Wallace is on the birth certificate, but both spellings can be used. I have been called worse in hurling,” laughed the new Antrim boss.

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