After Britain sounded the last post in Aden in 1967, many of its dusty warriors wound their way here in 1971. They dragged with them their attitude towards the native and many of the darker arts of warfare. They included the infamous Parachute Regiment which won its stripes in the north of Ireland by murdering […]
This was a written submission to Dr Haass and Dr O’ Sullivan of NI Executive’s Panel of Parties: The Past and How It Impacts Upon the Present in the North of Ireland. You can download other papers I have written from Scribd. The McGurk’s Bar Bombing Collusion, Cover-Up and a Campaign for Truth By Ciarán […]
From Palestine to Belfast: Post-War Counter-Insurgency – A Very British Family Affair
Northern Ireland: Why Justice in Individual Cases Matters
Tonight I learned that the one person convicted of murdering my grandmother has died. In the coming hours and coming days some will spit words of bitterness whilst others will trumpet the life of Robert James Campbell. The death notices of killers in newspapers make for a sobering read. None of these words sit easy with me and thankfully […]
Karen has been busy after baby’s beddie-bye-byes.
On Thursday 15th November 2012 Clifton House hosted the official Belfast launch of my book, The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Collusion, Cover-Up and a Campaign for Truth. http://storify.com/ciaranmacairt/official-belfast-launch-of-the-bookie-wookie
Over the past few weeks I have been offered the great opportunity to write for different sources… and very different audiences.
This features in an article by Gemma Burns of the North Belfast News 18th August 2011. I will link the full article when it is online. It regards the “leak” of the Criminal Justice Inspection report into the “independence” of the office of Police Ombudsman and the influence of those it investigates. Only in a Kafka novel or Northern […]
Last year the community in the shadow of St. Patrick’s church wished to bestow on us a grand tribute to the lives that were lost in the McGurk’s Bar Massacre of 4th December 1971. They wished to name a street in the newly developed area of Lancaster Street and Great George Street “McGurk’s Walk” in […]