Last night St Michaels Irish Centre Liverpool saw the showing of Ballymurphy The Film which recounted the events of August 1971 when the British Army Parachute Regiment invaded the Ballymurphy area of West Belfast and over 3 days saw the deaths of 11 civilians.
Hosted by Cairde na hEireann Liverpool the film showing was attended by the film’s director Sean Murray and Kathleen McCarry, sister of victim Eddie Doherty and Irene Connolly, daughter of victim Joan Connolly. In a very moving and emotional Q&A session following the showing both Kathleen and Joan provided very personal and heart wrenching accounts of the deaths of their relatives, the impact their deaths had on them and the wider community, and the struggle for justice which this year saw Northern Ireland Secretary, Theresa Villiers deny the familes a public inquiry into the deaths of their innocent relatives at the hands of British Army Paratroopers.
Those attending the film showing were urged to support the campaign for justice by contacting local councillors and MP’s asking them to publicly back the Ballymurphy Massacre Campaign for Truth and Justice
You can ask your MP to support Early Day Motion 82 via the following link provided by the Connolly Association.