13 August 2012
The families of 11 nationalists killed by British paratroopers in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast in August 1971 continue to draw attention to their campaign for truth. A march organised by the families took place on Sunday 12 August and drew support from other campaign groups who are themselves highlighting their quest for justice. Among those to show support for the Ballymurphy campaign were the relatives of the 14 people shot dead by British paratroopers in Derry on Bloody Sunday, the families of those killed in the Springhill shootings in 1972, also carried out by paratroopers and the families of 6 men shot dead by the UVF in Loughinisland in 2004. As many as 2,000 people marched in solidarity with the families.
5 June 2012
SINN FÉIN West Belfast MP Paul Maskey, Culture Minister Caral Ní Chuilin MLA and local Councillor Emma Groves with O’Donovan Rossa GAC U10 hurlers Ruairí Murray and Owen May at the club’s U10 hurling tournament held on Monday 4 June in honour of Joe McKelvey. Sixteen teams from across Counties Antrim and Down competed in the all-day blitz with the host club running out eventual winners. Belfast republican McKelvey, a founder member of the Rossa club, was executed by the Free State Government in December 1922 alongside Liam Mellows, Dick Barrett and Rory O’Connor.
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