Ní Chuilín welcomes fresh McGurk’s bar legal challenge
Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín has welcomed confirmation that the family of two victims of the McGurk’s bar bombing are bringing forward a fresh legal challenge to establish the truth about what happened to their loved ones.
The move follows a refusal by the Attorney General in July to order a new inquest into the 1971 UVF attack that killed 15 people.
The North Belfast MLA said:
“It is wrong that the Attorney General refused a fresh inquest into the McGurk’s Bar massacre. Therefore, I welcome confirmation that this is now being challenged.
“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 both before and after the massacre of 15 people.
“A fresh inquest would be an opportunity to test in the courts the mounting weight of evidence, painstakingly uncovered by families and campaigners about 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.”