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Operation Demetrius Internment Ballymurphy Massacre

Internment Files Released for 50th Anniversary

New Evidence: Operation Demetrius and Internment August 9th sees the 50th anniversary of the launch of Operation Demetrius, the British Army operation of mass arrest and internment without trial of Irish Catholics suspected by the British authorities of being involved in the Irish Republican Army. Most were not. If ever proof was needed that the …

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Paper Trail Pro Podcast Gerry Fitt Snake in the Grass

Podcast 8: Gerry Fitt – Snake in the Grass?

In this Paper Trail Pro Podcast, Ciarán MacAirt discovers some of Westminster's dirty secrets and asks was Gerry Fitt a Snake in the Grass?
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Bloody Friday in the News

Bloody Friday in the News

Bloody Friday - one of the most devastating days during the conflict. Victims and survivors can read some of the news articles we collected.
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Robert McMullan Contact Request

To the Family of Robert McMullan: Contact Request

Paper Trail is requesting contact with the family of Robert McMullan who was shot dead in New Barnsley on 13th May 1972.
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Anthony Davidson Family Contact Request

To the Family of Anthony Davidson: Contact Request

Paper Trail is hoping to contact the family of Anthony Davidson who was murdered on 21st July 1972. Contact Ciarán at Paper Trail
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Vere Foster School and British Army Observation Post

New Evidence: British Army Killed Protestant Civilian and Blamed It on IRA

New evidence that a soldier of the King’s Regiment killed unarmed Protestant civilian, Thomas Mills, but then blamed it on the IRA.
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Newspaper Follow the Paper Trail

New Service: Digital Newspaper Search

The charity, Paper Trail, is offering to search and retrieve digital newspaper articles for victims and survivors of the conflict. Paper Trail is helping victims and survivors of the conflict in Ireland and Britain to retrieve information in digital newspaper archives about incidents that impacted their lives. For many family researchers, the first stage of …

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Jean Smyth-Campbell - British Supreme Court

British Supreme Court Considers PSNI’s Lack of Independence

The British Supreme Court in London is considering whether the Police Service of Northern Ireland is “sufficiently independent to investigate and/or review investigations” into conflict-related killings in the North of Ireland. In a hugely significant case, the British Supreme Court will consider whether the Legacy Investigations Branch of the Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) is …

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Michael Leonard Murder 1973

British State Fails to Investigate Cop Killers of Donegal Civilian

The Royal Ulster Constabulary gunned down unarmed Donegal civilian, Michael Leonard, on 17th May 1973. Press release below. The family of Donegal civilian, Michael Leonard, who was shot and killed by a Royal Ulster Constabulary patrol in 1973 are lobbying Irish politicians including Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, and Minister of Justice Helen McEntee, …

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