Wednesday May 27, 2020

Who wants the Loughinisland collusion probe stopped?

Two journalists involved in a documentary about the 1994 massacre, Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey, were arrested and a copy of the entire contents of their server taken and sealed. Effectively, they have been silenced

18th November, 2018
The scene of the Loughinisland massacre

This is a story about press freedom. But before that, it is a story about unimaginable horror, and our ability, as a society, to ignore it.

I was in the US for the summer of 1994, on the J1 rite of passage. At Giants Stadium on June 18, Ireland opened our World Cup campaign against Italy. I watched in a bar in Hyannis Port. In a small bar in Loughinisland, Co Down, Aidan O’Toole watched...

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