About eight weeks ago, BBC Northern Ireland broadcast a panel discussion about No Stone Unturned: the new documentary by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney about the 1994 massacre of six innocent Catholic men in a pub in Loughinisland, and the alleged cover-ups by the RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) that followed it. Near the end of the programme, a listener from East Belfast called the radio station in some distress. “We all know that the biggest killing machine in Northern Ireland was the IRA,” he said. “But [coverage] is always about what the army and the RUC did. It’s never, ever about what the IRA did.”
This seems like a strange claim to make: the IRA remains a byword for violence and terror in the popular consciousness, and Jeremy Corbyn’s apparent sympathy with the organisation continues to tarnish his reputation decades later. But the caller’s complaint points to a key legacy of
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On June 18, 1994, two masked men armed with assault rifles entered a pub in Loughinisland, a village in County Down, Northern Ireland, where locals had gathered to watch the Irish Republic trounce Italy in the World Cup. The assailants opened fire, killing six patrons, all of them Catholic men, and injuring five more.
While a Protestant paramilitary group called the Ulster Volunteer Force claimed responsibility, no suspects were identified or charged. For 22 years, the massacre remained just one more example of the anonymous civilian murders that proliferated during the long, brutal history of the Troubles.
Until now, apparently. Toward the end of “No Stone Unturned,” his dense, disturbing and palpably angry new documentary about the Loughinisland case, filmmaker Alex Gibney takes the remarkable step of naming the suspects. It’s a controversial decision that, as he has said in interviews, he hopes will lead to long-delayed arrests and provide
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