Bloody Sunday is the
name given to the day when the British Army massacred unarmed
civilians in the Bogside area of Derry.
On 30th January 1972,
fourteen Civil Rights marchers were murdered by British Army
paratroopers. Fourteen others were wounded.
Click here to view Massacre
The Bloody Sunday
Widgery Tribunal was established in 1972.
Click here to view the report.
to view the Irish Government's assessment of the New Material
Presented to the British Government in June 1997.
The families of the
murdered victims and the victims who were wounded spent the next
two and a half decades campaigning for a full scale judicial
inquiry to establish the truth.
On 29th January 1998, after almost
26 years, the British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced in the House
"... that a Tribunal be established for inquiring into a definite matter of
urgent public importance, namely the events on Sunday 30 January 1972 which led
to loss of life in connection with the procession in Londonderry on that day,
taking account of any new information relevant to events on that day."
Madden & Finucane were appointed
to represent the majority of the families of the people
murdered and the people wounded at
the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. Click
here to view M&F Closing Submissions.
here to view the report.
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