No Stone Unturned documentary about Loughinisland massacre nominated for Emmy

Documentary `No Stone Unturned' by investigative journalists Barry McCaffrey (left) and Trevor Birney has been nominated for an Emmy. Picture: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A Northern Ireland documentary which explored the 1994 Loughinisland massacre has been nominated for an Emmy.

It was revealed last night that `No Stone Unturned', which was made by investigative journalists Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney, had received a nomination for Outstanding Investigative Documentary.

The 2017 documentary explored the 1994 atrocity which claimed the lives of six men and left a number of others injured.

UVF gun men opened fire in The Heights Bar in the Co Down village on June 18 as those inside were watching a world cup football match.

The documentary raised questions around the attack, suggesting that RUC Special Branch had prior knowledge, and named an alleged suspect in the atrocity.

The documentary went on to make headlines after the two journalists involved in making it, Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney, were questioned by police investigating the use of material from the police ombudsman’s office but the case was dropped when judges deemed search warrants used to seize thousands of files "inappropriate".

Tweeting about the nomination last night, Barry McCaffrey said: `Great news No Stone Unturned nominated for Emmy! Thinking of Louise Allen, Brendan Valentine and Brigid Green who are no longer with us but campaigned for 25 years for truth for families #loughinisland'.

The Emmy awards will be broadcast on September 15.

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