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#Ballymurphy Massacre

# ballymurphy-massacre - Friday 8 March, 2019

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.

# ballymurphy-massacre - Monday 12 November, 2018

Inquest opens into the deaths of 10 people shot by British soldiers in August 1971

A fresh inquest into the deaths was ordered in 2011.

# ballymurphy-massacre - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Dublin remembers victims of Ballymurphy Massacre 43 years on

The 11 people, including a priest and a mother-of-eight, were shot by the British Army.

# ballymurphy-massacre - Thursday 30 January, 2014

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.

Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims to meet the Taoiseach today

A priest and a mother of eight were among those shot dead by members of the British Army Parachute Regiment in 1971.

# ballymurphy-massacre - Friday 30 July, 2010

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.