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#Ballymurphy

From TheJournal.ie Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims refuse to meet Karen Bradley Call To Resign This post contains videos

Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims refuse to meet Karen Bradley

The group have refused to allow the UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary to apologise to them in person over comments she made about the Troubles.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to press Cameron on the Ballymurphy Massacre Northern Ireland

Taoiseach to press Cameron on the Ballymurphy Massacre

Enda Kenny gave his support to the families of victims of the 1971 massacre, which left 11 people dead.

From TheJournal.ie Two women charged over Belfast stabbing Belfast

Two women charged over Belfast stabbing

Two women have been charged over the stabbing of a 23-year-old man in Belfast yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Govt committed to Ballymurphy justice campaign Ballymurphy

Govt committed to Ballymurphy justice campaign

Following the Attorney General’s decision to hold new inquests into the deaths of 10 people who were shot dead in west Belfast in 1971, the Department of Foreign Affairs has reiterated its support for the victims’ families.

From TheJournal.ie Families of Ballymurphy victims meet First Minister Peter Robinson Ballymurphy

Families of Ballymurphy victims meet First Minister Peter Robinson

Those who lost loved ones in 1971 mass killings continue with campaign for independent inquiry into the deaths of eleven people.

A CATHOLIC BISHOP in Northern Ireland has released a series of documents in a bid to encourage an inquiry into the killing of 11 people in Ballymurphy, west Belfast, in August 1971.

A priest and a mother-of-eight were among the group shot dead by British soldiers almost 40 years ago.  Some of the soldiers involved in the Bloody Sunday shootings had been posted in Ballymurphy.

The Bishop of Down and Connor, Dr Noel Treanor, said that the Ballymurphy and Bloody Sunday shootings were “seminal events that profoundly influenced” the direction of the Troubles. The previously unseen documents include eyewitness accounts of the Ballymurphy deaths, including extracts from the then-Bishop of Armagh’s diary.

The documents were presented to relatives of the victims after a memorial ceremony at the site of the shootings. The shootings took place over a three-day period in August 1971 days after internment without trial was introduced in the North.

Treanor supports calls for an inquiry similar to that held for the Bloody Sunday killings and an official apology from the British government.