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Kelly deeply disappointed at McGurk’s Bar inquest decision

4 July, 2018 - by Gerry Kelly


Sinn Féin North Belfast MLA Gerry Kelly has expressed deep disappointment at today’s decision by the Attorney General to turn down an application for a fresh inquest into the 1971 McGurk’s Bar massacre. 

Gerry Kelly said:

“I am deeply disappointed that the Attorney General has refused the families a fresh inquest into the death of their loved ones at McGurk’s Bar in 1971.  

“These families have been campaigning for truth and justice for 47 years.

“There are still too many unanswered questions about the involvement of various state agencies in the attack on McGurk’s Bar both before and after the massacre of 15 people.

“A fresh inquest was an opportunity to test in the courts the mounting weight of evidence, painstakingly uncovered by families and campaigners, around the involvement of the state.

“The families have waited over 40 years for a new inquest and  Sinn Féin will continue to support the families in their campaign.”

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