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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Ballymurphy

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# good reads
Schalke, Ballymurphy, and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
Sit back and enjoy some of our favorite reads from the last week.
# Oireachtas Committee
Ballymurphy families press Government to oppose amnesty for UK soldiers
Family members appeared before the Good Friday Agreement Committee in Dublin today.
# Ballymurphy
Boris Johnson issues apology to families of victims of Ballymurphy massacre in the House of Commons
A coroner found that the victims of the massacre in August 1971 were “entirely innocent”.
# Ballymurphy Massacre
'It has taken 50 years for the truth to come out': Ballymurphy families speak out on tragedy after coroner court verdict
Carmel Quinn spoke about her experience after the massacre took place and the 50 years it took for families to be vindicated.
# Ballymurphy Massacre
McDonald claims Johnson did not apologise over Ballymurphy killings during call yesterday
A No 10 spokesperson said Johnson “apologised unreservedly on behalf of the UK government” on the call.
# Legacy killings
Johnson accused of 'not caring' about people in Northern Ireland in wake of Ballymurphy apology controversy
The families of innocent victims and MPs have criticised Boris Johnson for not making a public apology for the massacre.
# Belfast
Ballymurphy Massacre: Boris Johnson 'apologises unreservedly' on behalf of UK government over killings
The Taoiseach has urged the British government to respond in a “comprehensive and fulsome way” to the inquest findings.
Apology made during phone call with Stormont leaders
Prime Minister's spokesperson said he recognised 'huge anguish' of families over 1971 killings
Son of one of ten victims describes apology as 'an insult to families'
'My father was shot in the back and murdered': Jubilant scenes as Ballymurphy families celebrate inquest verdict
Ballymurphy inquests: Use of lethal force by British Army in 1971 shootings 'not justified', coroner rules
# innocent
Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling
A coroner ruled that the people killed in the west Belfast shootings involving British soldiers in August 1971 were “entirely innocent”.
# Ballymurphy
Socially-distanced queues at west Belfast church as priest hears confessions
“There is nothing to stop you hearing confessions from people provided you observe all the precautions,” Father Paddy McCafferty said.
# Northern Ireland
11th-hour plea made for soldiers who fired shots at Ballymurphy to give evidence at inquests
A lawyer for the victim’s families told the court today: “It is not too late to tell the truth.”
# call to resign
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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Belfast
Two women charged over Belfast stabbing
Two women have been charged over the stabbing of a 23-year-old man in Belfast yesterday.
# Ballymurphy
Govt committed to Ballymurphy justice campaign
Following the Attorney General’s decision to hold new inquests into the deaths of 10 people who were shot dead in west Belfast in 1971, the Department of Foreign Affairs has reiterated its support for the victims’ families.
# Ballymurphy
Families of Ballymurphy victims meet First Minister Peter Robinson
Those who lost loved ones in 1971 mass killings continue with campaign for independent inquiry into the deaths of eleven people.
# Northern Ireland
Bishop pushes for inquiry into army killings
Calls for Bloody Sunday-style inquiry into the Ballymurphy killings of 1971.