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Timeline of the Ballymurphy Massacre between August 9 and 11 1971

Fr Hugh Mullan Corpus Christi Parish Priest, who was shot and killed by British paratroopers on the first day of the Massacre (August 9) as he tended to the injured in Springfield Park.

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A welcome sign

THIS week’s announcement by the Attorney General John Larkin that inquests are to reopen into the deaths of 10 of the 11 people killed in the Ballymurphy Massacre of August 1971 is to be welcomed. But the families of the slain have come too far, worked too hard and endured to much to imagine that this will automatically and finally give them part of the justice that they crave.

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