Bloody Sunday Case

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Killed
Patrick Doherty – Gerald Donaghy
John Francis Duddy – Hugh Pius Gilmore
John Johnson – Michael Kelly
Michael McDaid – Kevin McElhinney
Bernard McGuigan – Gerald McKinney
William Anthony McKinney – William Nash
James Wray – John Pius Young
Wounded
Michael Bradley – Michael Bridge
Alana Burke – Patrick Campbell
Margaret Deery – Damien Donaghy
Joseph Friel – Daniel Gillespie
Joseph Mahon – Patrick McDaid
Daniel McGowan – Alexander Nash
Patrick O’Donnell – Michael Quinn

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 At Derry.

The Bloody Sunday Widgery Tribunal was established in 1972. Click here to view the report. Click here 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 of Commons:

“… 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 the report.