Interview with Niall Murphy, lawyer for the Loughinisland families

Niall’s remarks at the launch of the Maguire Report

Link to the Maguire Report:<>

My interview with Niall Murphy yesterday, Saturday 11 June 2016


22 Responses to Interview with Niall Murphy, lawyer for the Loughinisland families

  1. Sherdy June 12, 2016 at 10:49 am #

    There are no comments because the YouTube video cannot be viewed!

    • Jude Collins June 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm #

      Damn and blast it to Hades…How can I remedy that? Suggestions, pu-leeease…

      • Pointis June 12, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

        In YouTube change the video settings to public!

  2. Garoid June 12, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    Try this, Jude. Hope it helps-

    • Jude Collins June 12, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

      Thanks Garoid – and others. I have it set at public now. I’d appreciate if anyone tries to play it, could they let me know their success/abject failure…

      • Iolar June 12, 2016 at 10:05 pm #

        No problems associated with watching the interview. Niall Murphy deserves credit and he was correct to put the spotlight on the lack of a response from the Irish media and RTÉ. Small wonder that newspaper sales are on the decline. Niall made an excellent point about the cost of the Patten reforms and the paltry sum needed to deal with legacy issues.

        “Instrumental – these the only words spoken (rather than sung) …Now what’s that TUNE????

        At least Ms Villiers appears to have changed her tune.

  3. paddykool June 12, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    The little “sharing” link on the upload might need to be tweaked to allow full access to the public…..maybe!?

  4. jessica June 12, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    Log on to the you tube account you uploaded it to and set the security to public

  5. Iolar June 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

    Responses to the Ombudsman’s Report into the murders at the Heights Bar, Loughinisland on 18 June 1994 included many from individuals who publicly stated they had not read the report. One gentleman when asked why he did not/would not read the report, stated that the report was “one-sided.”

    The report states that the police failed to conduct an adequate investigation into the murders and that the police investigation was characterised by:

    “…incompetence, indifference and neglect…”

    The report also acknowledged the professionalism of many police officers and other personnel in their efforts to act in a professional manner in order to maintain the rule of law.

    The report dealt with events prior to 18 June 1994 including the fact that the UVF shot two Protestants apparently mistaking them for Catholic workmen, thousands of pounds were paid for guns from South Africa, including VZ58 assault rifles capable of firing 800 rounds per minute, guns and ammunition were found in Clough Orange Hall and links between the UVF and Ulster Resistance were established.

    The Ombudsman’s report is evidence, if further evidence is needed that the British Government remains in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights. No doubt some will adhere to the view that the report is “one sided,” fortunately for relatives of the bereaved and injured the Human Rights Commissioner, Nils Muizniek continues to remind the British Government of its ongoing failure to deal with legacy issues.

  6. Perkin Warbeck June 12, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

    I am, Esteemed Blogmeister, a mole and I live in a hole.

    • Jude Collins June 12, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

      Instrumental – these the only words spoken (rather than sung) …Now what’s that TUNE????

  7. billy June 12, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

    stormonts is very quite on this one,sdlps margerat richie seems to be a lone voice.

  8. Perkin Warbeck June 12, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

    The Department of Foreign Affairs, Esteemed Blogmeister, is located in Iveagh House, Dublin 2 and the current Big Kahuna there is Person F.

    If there was any logic in this part of the island the top item in the IN TRAY of Person F tomorrow morning would be your crith talun of an interview with Niall Murphy. But, then, logic may not feature in the lexicon of an Irish Department of F.A. which considers the Wee Six as being F for Foreign.

    Besides the, erm, handlers of Person F would have to work flat out through the night to translate this chillingly clear interview into the only language which Person F. appears to understand- Fluent Obfuscation .

    Person F. featured on the This Week programme on RTE today at lunchtime – his signature verbal delivery is instantly recognizable. His speech patterns do not conform to the 3/4 of the Slow Waltz, so much as the stop/go of the Hesitation Waltz.

    This latter type of vocal round the dresser is the preferred mode of Person F. who is never ever quite too sure out of which orifice he ought to be speaking.

    For instance, in today’s game of pop goes the weasel word on RTE , Person F somehow contrived to corral ‘Dublin Monaghan, there are many appalling sectarian tragedies …’ into the same crazy pavement of a phrase.

    Odd, how one hadn’t thought of ‘Dublin Monaghan’ as being of a ‘sectarian’ stripe before.

    You and Niall Murphy, ‘have done the state some service’, Esteemed Blogmeister. Whether it will have the slightest effect on the Free Southern Stateen is perhaps something we shall have to wait a long time to find out.

    Till, erm, apples grow on Iveagh House, maybe.

    .Right now, it is only oranges which seem to blossom there.

    Lean leat leis an dea-obair.

  9. Ryan June 13, 2016 at 1:14 am #

    Great Interview Jude.

    Would still like to know more about what activities Ulster Resistance/DUP were involved in. I wonder who person “D” was, the one who has a high political profile, I think I can maybe guess who it might be……

  10. KopparbergCentral June 13, 2016 at 7:34 am #

    Niall Murphy seems a great lawyer. Do you reckon he will also offer his services to those butchered by IRA death squad gangs or does he not care so much about that?

    • Jude Collins June 13, 2016 at 7:57 am #

      I have no idea. Why not write and ask him, KC?

  11. joe June 13, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

    fair play to you Jude, this is a outstanding interview for some one like me to understand, its excellent…. Niall Murphy deserves all our respect, hope he gets it.

    • Jude Collins June 14, 2016 at 8:09 am #

      Thank you, Joe. The credit is indeed due to Niall.

  12. Jude Collins June 14, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

    Niall Murphy has just contacted me to express his gratitude for the many positive responses on this site to his interview. He also made this point – crucial and demolishing a handy myth:

    “However in respect of KopparbergCentral you may seek to bring to his attention the fact that we represent the families of those bereaved by the Kingsmill shootings and the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974. We made the submissions that got both of those inquests opened. We also represent many families bereaved by Stakeknife and also several families whose loved ones were police officers, whose murders were permitted to happen to contribute to a wider intelligence agenda. “

  13. paddykool June 15, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    Finally got around to watching your fine interview Jude….(busy time for me this time of year).. Well executed and all pertinenent questions asked and answered ,unlike the lie of the Nolan show where reasoning takes second place to tittilation and low-comedy. Niall has it “at his fingertips” as they are wont to say.

    • Jude Collins June 15, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

      Grma, PK. Yep, NM is an impressive guy…