Book Review: The McGurk’s Bar Bombing

The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Collusion, Cover-Up and a Campaign for Truth with a foreword by Colin Wallace, just published by Frontline Noir, is the first book by Ciarán MacAirt, grandson of one of those killed in the bombing and  the most visible campaigner on behalf of the victims and their families. The book pulls together the results of Ciarán’s searches in various archives, responses to FOI requests and dealings with the Chief Constable of the PSNI and the Policing Ombudsman on behalf of … Read more

Conor Maskey: “regardless of what the incident may or may not be…”

A short BBC report notes that one man has been arrested and a vehicle seized after a shot was fired at a man in the New Lodge area of north Belfast this morning.  From the BBC report Detective Chief Inspector Alan Little said the attack was “an extremely reckless act in a heavily populated area”. He added: “We are investigating a number of lines of enquiry and I am keen to hear from anyone who was near the Antrim Road/Stratheden Street … Read more

POTD – Corrected misspelling

As A follow on from yesterday’s POTD on Chichester St, this from the New Lodge. (ED Syntax corrected) Moochin PhotomanPhotographer and visual artist based in Belfast. I have facilitated community based workshops with groups as diverse as visually impaired individuals in Dungannn, Travellers across Northern Ireland, Young Offenders and many community groups across Belfast. My work has exhibited extensively here in Northern Ireland in group and individual shows and has been shown in North America and i had my first … Read more

Three officers shot during Belfast rioting

From the BBC: “A total of 27 officers were injured during disturbances – 14 in the New Lodge area of north Belfast and 13 at Broadway in west Belfast. About 200 people threw petrol bombs, stones and bottles at police during trouble in the Broadway area. The trouble began at about 2345 BST on Sunday. Police used water canon and fired baton rounds. At least one car was hijacked and set alight” adminA slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments … Read more