2 December 2012 Edition

Derry IRA Volunteers remembered

2 December 2012

DERRY CITY saw one of the biggest turn-outs in years for a local republican commemoration when hundreds of people turned out in the rain on Sunday 28 October to mark the 25th anniversary of the deaths of IRA Volunteers Edward McSheffrey and Paddy Deery. Free article

The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Collusion, cover-up and a campaign for truth

2 December 2012

CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING, without doubt, the message coming out of Ciarán MacAirt’s new book about the UVF bomb attack on McGurk’s Bar in December 1971. In The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Collusion, Cover-Up and a Campaign for Truth (Frontline Noir, Price £9.99), MacAirt places the incident in the context of the conflict that was raging our streets at that time. Free article

Pearse Jordan: The fight for truth goes on

2 December 2012

WITH the inquest into the RUC killing of unarmed IRA Volunteer PEARSE JORDAN in Belfast in 1992 failing at the end of this October to reach agreement on key aspects of the case, Pearse’s parents, Hugh and Teresa, are accusing the state of prolonging the cover-up. An Phoblacht’s PEADAR WHELAN looks at the killing, the lies and the cover-up and finds that Britain’s ‘Dirty War’ continues behind closed doors 20 years after Pearse was shot dead by the RUC. Premium service article

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