The Office of the Police Ombudsman to Investigate Murder of Civilian, Jim Murphy, although it will not commence until April 2027 due to lack of resources.
The 3rd – 4th February this year marks the 50th anniversary of the New Lodge Six Massacre by 1st Battalion Queen’s Regiment of the British Army.
Supreme Court confirms PSNI failings in case of murder of West Belfast woman Jean Smyth-Campbell, murdered by British Armed Forces in Ireland in 1972.
The killing of teenager Marian Brown is recorded as the prosaic “Mulhouse Shooting” in secret British Military archives. The mill on Mulhouse Street had been taken over by the British Army as barracks. Three other unarmed teenagers were also hit in the shooting including Thomas Corrigan, Marian’s boyfriend, her sister and another local teenager. Their
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
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,
Martha Campbell was 13 years old when she was murdered close to her home in West Belfast on 14th May 1972. The murder of Martha Campbell is one of a small number of child killings that lies unclaimed by any organisation. Her family and local witnesses have long believed that the British Army shot Martha,
The Battle of St. Matthew’s was a pivotal moment in our local history and we have much to learn from it still. The 27/28th June is the 50th anniversary of the battle around the parish church in Short Strand. 3 men were shot dead and over two dozen injured. The local area around Ballymacarrett and
Paper Trail published proof from secret British archives that the MRF was guilty of a catalogue of murders and attempted murders of civilians in Belfast 1972. The report followed the failure of the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s (PSNI) Legacy Investigation Branch (LIB) to arrest or convict British Army soldiers in the killer gang, the