Northern Ireland

McGurk's Bar campaigners to hold Dublin meeting

McGurk's Bar campaigner Robert McClenaghan
McGurk's Bar campaigner Robert McClenaghan

McGURK’S Bar campaigners are to meet with Fianna Fáil representatives in Dublin next week.

Fifteen people were killed when the UVF detonated a bomb in the North Queen Street pub in north Belfast in 1971.

At the time security forces blamed the IRA but this was later shown not to be true.

In recent years relatives and campaigners have unearthed evidence not heard at the original inquest in 1972.

The meeting in Dublin comes weeks after campaigners met with TDs and senators from several parties at Leinster House.

They are also set to meet the DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson.

Robert McClenaghan, whose grandfather was killed in the bomb, said it is an “important meeting to ask the DUP to support our call for a fresh inquest which is all we ever wanted in order to the establish the truth".