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McGurk's Bar bombing book to be launched at Stormont

3 December, 2012 - by Gerry Kelly


Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has said that justice for the families of the McGurk’s Bar will take a step forward with the launch of a new book at Stormont on Tuesday.

 Mr. Kelly said,

‘The launch of the book on the UVF bombing of McGurk’s Bar’ by Ciarán McAirt at Stormont is the latest step in highlighting the injustices that have been visited upon the families.

“From the minute the UVF bomb exploded there was an orchestrated attempt to blame it on the IRA and the victims themselves.

“The RUC also failed to properly investigate the atrocity.

“Added to this has been the rejection of the Police Ombudsman’s report into the RUC investigation by PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott.

 “I will be co sponsoring an event in the Long Gallery in Stormont at 5pm on Tuesday 4th December to highlight the new book that outlines the case for Justice.

“On Wednesday the families will also travel to Westminster to brief MP’s, journalists and campaigners on how the campaign is proceeding.

 “I would encourage people to come along to the Long Gallery in Stormont and hear at first hand from family members and campaigners how important it is we get the truth for the families.”

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