The story of the Glenanne Gang details how members of the RUC and UDR, were centrally involved in the murder of over 120 innocent civilians.
Now known as the Glenanne Gang, the group of killers rampaged through Counties Tyrone and Armagh and across into the Irish Republic in a campaign that lasted from July 1972 to the end of 1978.
After years of painstaking work by human rights groups The Pat Finucane Centre (PFC) and Dublin- based Justice for the Forgotten (JFF), and the subsequent release of Anne Cadwallader’s best-selling book, ‘Lethal Allies’, the scale of collusion between the British government and loyalist death squads has now become apparent. The British government knew that collusion was going on and condoned it. The suffering of victims and survivors is today compounded by the refusal of both the Irish and British governments in dealing with the past by facing up to their responsibilities in pursuing truth and justice for those affected.
The Director Seán Murray will take part in a Q&A following the screening, hosted by Phil Scraton.
Phil Scraton, Professor Emeritus in the School of Law, Queen’s University, Belfast was Lowenstein Fellow at Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA and has been visiting professor at the Universities of Auckland, Monash, New South Wales and Sydney. His research includes: controversial deaths and the state; transition from conflict in Ireland; rights of the bereaved and survivors; the politics of incarceration. Recent books include: Power, Conflict and Criminalisation; The Violence of Incarceration; The Incarceration of Women; Women’s Imprisonment and the Case for Abolition. He was principal author of the Hillsborough Independent Panel’s ground-breaking 2013 Report, Hillsborough. Adviser to the families’ legal teams throughout the inquests, the new edition of Hillsborough: The Truth was published in 2016. Awarded Freedom of the City of Liverpool, he was contributor to the 2017 BAFTA winning documentaryHillsborough and castaway on Desert Island Discs in 2017. In Autumn 2018, hosted by the University of Sydney, he leads a month-long international research symposium on deaths in controversial circumstances.