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The opening credits roll.

Content Media Corporation.

Fine Point films presents. In association with Jigsaw Productions with Content Media Corporation.

A film by Alex Gibney.

Executive producer, Maiken Baird.

Produced by Trevor Birney.

Written and direct by Alex Gibney.

[FLUTE FOLK MUSIC PLAYING]

A car goes down a road at night.

In an Irish pub, a group of men have drinks and watch an Irish national soccer team game.

The sports commentator says THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
AGAINST ITALY
IN THIS GROUP OF
THE WORLD CUP FINALS.
I'D SAY THE BIGGEST DAY
IN IRISH INTERNATIONAL
SOCCER HISTORY,
THE GIANTS STADIUM
IS FILLED TO CAPACITY.
PLENTY OF IRISH IN EVIDENCE,
AND OBVIOUSLY HERE TO ENJOY
A GREAT DAY OUT...
[MUSIC CONTINUES]
IF YOU LOOK AROUND
THE COLOSSEUM,
IT'S FULL OF IRISH... ..WE'VE GOT TO TAKE IN
THE ATMOSPHERE.
THAT'S AWAY TO
COSTACURTA.
DONADONI ROBERTO, DONADONI...

The Irish team scores and the men in the pub cheer.

The commentator says IT'S ITALY NIL, IRELAND ONE.

The car pulls over by the pub. Two armed men in masks get out of the car, burst into the pub and fire on the customers.

[BAGPIPES PLAYING]

The name of the show reads "No stone unturned."

[BIRDS CHIRPING]

A bag falls on an open field. A gun appears hidden in some rocks.

[THUDS]

A clip shows a view of a cemetery with a caption that reads "Loughinisland, Northern Ireland."

[STREAM GUSHING]
[MELANCHOLY MUSIC PLAYING]
[CROW CAWS]

A caption reads "Emma Rogan. Daughter of Victim."

Emma is in her thirties, with short straight blond hair and wears a burgundy blouse.

Emma Rogan says I REMEMBER
BEING IN MY AUNT'S HOUSE.
SHE LIVED IN DOWNPATRICK,
WHICH ISN'T TOO FAR FROM HERE,
ABOUT EIGHT OR NINE MILES,
ON A SUNDAY MORNING.
I WAS UPSTAIRS IN HER HOUSE
IN BED, SLEEPING,
AND BEING WAKENED
OUT OF MY SLEEP
TO COME INTO THE ROOM TO TONY,
TO MY BROTHER,
AND WE WERE TOLD TOGETHER.
I ALWAYS REMEMBER
MY TWO UNCLES WERE THERE,
WEARING A COAT THAT A MAN
WOULD WEAR TO A FUNERAL,
BIG LONG, TOP HEAVY COAT.
I REMEMBER THINKING,
FIRST OF ALL,
WHY ARE THEY HERE
AND WHY ARE THEY WEARING
A BIG, TOP HEAVY COAT?
IT WAS JUNE.
IT WAS THE SUMMER,
WHY ARE THEY WEARING
BIG COATS?
AND I JUST REMEMBER
MOMMY SAYING TO US
THAT BAD MEN HAD
COME INTO THE PUB
AND THEY HAD...
HAD GUNS
AND THEY'D SHOT SIX PEOPLE
AND DADDY WAS DEAD.
HE HAD DIED.
NOBODY THAT I HAD KNOWN
HAD EVER DIED BEFORE,
SO I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW
WHAT WAS HAPPENING.

A clip shows a memorial plaque on one of the pup walls with the pictures of the six victims.

A picture of Adrian Rogan appears.

The caption changes to "Claire Rogan. Wife of the victim."

Claire is in her fifties, with short straight blond hair and wears a white T-shirt, a gray cardigan sweater and a floral scarf.

Claire says WE HAD JUST CAME HOME
FROM SPAIN ON HOLIDAY
AND MY HUSBAND CAME DOWN
HERE TO WATCH THE MATCH.
SO I CAME DOWN TO JOIN HIM
ABOUT TEN PAST 10:00.
AND WHEN I CAME DOWN,
I MET A LOCAL MAN
AT THE DOOR AND HE SAID,
"DON'T GO IN THERE,
THERE'S BEEN A SHOOTING."
AND FOR SOME REASON
I THOUGHT
THERE WAS A FEW BOYS
AROUND HERE
WOULD HAVE WENT OUT AND
SHOT RABBITS OR WHATEVER
AND I THOUGHT SOMEBODY'S
GONE IN THERE WITH A GUN
AND IT WENT OFF
ACCIDENTALLY.
AND HE SAID,
"NO, NO, DON'T GO IN.
"IT'S TERRIBLE,
WE NEED A CLERGYMAN."
SO I DID COME IN.
AND...
WHAT GREETED ME WILL
HAUNT ME TO THE DAY I DIE.
BODIES JUST
LYING EVERYWHERE.
THE SMELL,
THE SMOKE WAS LINGERING,
BROKEN GLASS.
I COULDN'T SEE IT, I COULDN'T.
I HAD TO WALK AWAY,
I HAD TO RUN OUT,
I COULDN'T.
[MELANCHOLY MUSIC PLAYING]

A picture of a man in his eighties appears with the caption "Barney Green. Aged 87."

A family home video shows Barney singing a song.

Barney has thin white hair and wears glasses, a black suit and tie and a white shirt.

He sings a song that says GOOD EVENING TO YOU
ONE AND ALL
GOOD LUCK TO YOU I'LL SAY
I JUST CAME HERE
TO SING TO YOUSE
BEFORE I GO AWAY

The caption changes to "Moira Casement. Niece of victim."

Moira is in her sixties, with short wavy blond hair and wears a red blouse and a pendant necklace.

Moira says BARNEY WAS
A WELL KNOWN CHARACTER,
WITH HIS PIPE AND
HIS WEE ROSY CHEEKS.
HE WAS JOVIAL.

The director says THE NIGHT
THE MASSACRE HAPPENED,
WHERE WERE YOU,
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Moira says SOME OF THE THINGS
I CAN REMEMBER,
BUT A LOT OF IT BLURS.
IT WAS SUCH...
OH, IT WAS HORRENDOUS.
THE PARISH PRIEST
ARRIVED UP,
AND WE KNEW THEN
THAT BARNEY...
DEFINITELY WAS...
WAS DEAD.
[DOG BARKING]
[MAN LAUGHS]
[AIDAN O'TOOLE SPEAKING]

The caption changes to "Aidan O’Toole. Massacre survivor."

Aidan is in his forties, clean-shaven, with short wavy gray hair and wears a gray shirt.

Aidan O’Toole says "I was left in charge that day. I was the only barman there, so I was. Fifteen in, so there was. A nice wee crowd, just a nice crowd, all watching the match. Hoping that Ireland was goind to win. After the goal was scored, just about five minutes after it, the door opened and all we heard was cracks of gunfire. I ran up the bar and run into the store."

The director says DID YOU SEE ANYTHING?

Aidan says NO.

Aidan says "Just heard cracks of the gun and run up the bar just to get away from it. I knew something was happening. They were six innocent men. You couldn’t have handpicked anymore innocent. I was hit in the kidnwys, so I was. Shot in the kidney. I spent a week in the hospital. I was one of the lucky ones, if you can call it lucky."

[SOLEMN MUSIC PLAYING]

The perpetrators’ car appears abandoned in an open field.

The caption changes to "Brendan Valentine.

Brendan is in his fifties, clean-shaven and with short wavy gray hair. He wears a black suit, blue shirt and striped tie.

Brendan says "For twenty years on, or near twenty years on, you put the head on the pillow at night and you reminisce about things. Never goes away. You were living and these critters were dead. Why this place? Certainly would love to know. You’d have never doubted anybody around here. Protestants, Catholics, drank in this bar."

Brendan says YOU KNOW, NEIGHBORS
ROUND HERE HAD NO...
NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER.
TO COME TO THIS COMMUNITY
WAS UNREAL.
IT WAS AS SIMPLE AS THAT.

Claire says THE TROUBLES WERE SOMETHING
THAT HAPPENED IN BELFAST.
YES, WE WERE AWARE OF THEM
AND WE WERE AWARE
OF ALL THE ATROCITIES AND,
YOU KNOW,
PEOPLE LOSING THEIR LIVES,
BUT IT WAS SOMETHING
THAT NEVER TOUCHED US
AND WE NEVER,
EVER FOR ONE MINUTE THOUGHT
THAT WE WOULD EVER HAVE
TO LIVE THROUGH THAT.

A clip from a news show rolls.

The newscaster says BRUTAL, INHUMAN, BARBARIC,
CALLOUS SLAUGHTER,
SOME OF THE WORDS USED
TODAY TO DESCRIBE
LAST NIGHT'S ATROCITY
BY LOYALIST TERRORISTS
IN A PUB IN COUNTY DOWN.

A map appears on screen showing the location of Loughinisland and Downpatrick.

The newscaster says O'TOOLE'S BAR LIES SOME
HALF A MILE OFF THE MAIN
BELFAST TO NEWCASTLE ROAD
AT LOUGHINISLAND.
IT'S A COMPARATIVELY SMALL BAR
IN AN ISOLATED RURAL AREA.

A news reporter says SLAUGHTER IN LOUGHINISLAND,
AS THE UVF SHOOT
11 PEOPLE IN THE BACK
AS THEY WATCH THE WORLD CUP
ON TELEVISION.
SIX MEN ARE DEAD.

Another reporter says THE GUNMEN FROM
THE OUTLAWED LOYALIST GROUP,
THE ULSTER VOLUNTEER FORCE,
WALKED INTO THE HEIGHTS BAR
AND SPRAYED IT WITH GUNFIRE
FROM AUTOMATIC
ASSAULT RIFLES.
THE ATTACK WAS OVER
IN SECONDS.

A third reporter says ALL SIX MEN
WHO DIED WERE CATHOLICS.
THE ELDEST, BARNEY GREEN,
WAS 87.
HIS NEPHEW, DAN MCCREANOR,
WHO WAS 59, PERISHED WITH HIM.
THE OTHER VICTIMS WERE
FATHER OF FOUR, EAMON BYRNE,
FATHER OF THREE,
MALCOLM JENKINSON,
FATHER OF TWO,
ADRIAN BROGAN,
AND SINGLE MAN
PATRICK O'HARE.

Pictures of the victims appear as the reporter names them.

A man at the scene says BODIES WERE PILED
ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.
IT'S JUST BENEATH
CONTEMPT THE PEOPLE
WHO COULD CARRY OUT
THIS TYPE OF THING.

Claire says IT WAS JUST A NIGHTMARE
AFTER THAT. UM...
THEN THERE WAS THE WHOLE
PROCESS OF GRIEVING
AND THE FUNERAL.

A news reporter says PROTESTANTS
AND CATHOLICS WALKED TOGETHER
AS THE HEARSE
CARRYING ADRIAN ROGAN,
THE FIRST VICTIM
TO BE BURIED,
PAST THE HEIGHTS PUB
IN LOUGHINISLAND,
WHERE THE SIX MEN
WERE MURDERED.

A priest says IT WAS
A VERY INNOCENT WAY
OF SPENDING A FEW HOURS
IN THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS,
ARGUING OVER THE PROGRESS
OF THE GAME,
DELIGHTED IN THE GOAL.

Emma says I REMEMBER
WALKING BEHIND THE FUNERAL,
AND MY GRANNY
HAD ME BY THE HAND.
LOUGHINISLAND,
IT'S A CLOSE KNIT COMMUNITY.
I REMEMBER BEING...
I SUPPOSE, WHEN
YOU'RE SMALL, A CHILD,
IT WAS LIKE THOUSANDS
OF PEOPLE EVERYWHERE.

The caption changes to "Sir Patrick Mayhew. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. 1992-1997."

Patrick is in his mid-sixties, clean-shaven and with short wavy gray hair. He wears a blue suit, blue and white striped shirt and striped green, yellow and burgundy tie.

He says FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DONE THIS,
THOSE WHO HAVE
KILLED THESE PEOPLE,
MY MESSAGE TO THEM IS THIS.
I SUPPOSE SOME OF YOU
HAVE FAMILIES.
LET'S JUST PICTURE
A FUTURE CONVERSATION
THAT YOU MAY HAVE
WITH YOUR DAUGHTER,
WHO ASKS YOU WHAT YOU DID
IN YOUR SO-CALLED WAR, DADDY.
AND YOU WILL SAY,
"I KILLED A MAN OF 87."
HE WAS SITTING
WITH HIS BACK TO ME.
HE WAS WATCHING
THE WORLD CUP.
I SHOT HIM DEAD.
SHE WON'T THINK THAT
THE RECORD OF A HERO,
WILL SHE?
NOW, I WANT TO SAY THIS
AT THE END,
YOU ARE GOING TO BE
CAUGHT SOONER OR LATER.
THE RUC NEVER GIVE UP.
AND YOU WILL BE CAUGHT,
AND YOU WILL SPEND
LONG YEARS IN PRISON.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Moira says I GOT
A LETTER FROM THE QUEEN...
A LETTER FROM THE POPE.

An American news caster says THIS MADE WORLD NEWS.
FORMER FOOTBALL GREAT,
OJ SIMPSON,
AND HIS LAWYERS,
ARE PREPARING FOR
TOMORROW'S ARRAIGNMENT
ON DOUBLE MURDER CHARGES.
MEANWHILE,
POLICE IN NORTHERN IRELAND
ARE HUNTING FOR TWO GUNMEN
AFTER THE WORST VIOLENCE
THERE IN MONTHS.
THE MEN KILLED SIX PEOPLE
WHILE THEY WERE WATCHING
IRELAND'S WORLD CUP
SOCCER MATCH.

Claire says I THOUGHT
THE POLICE CAN'T LET THIS GO.
I MEAN, THE EYES OF
THE WORLD ARE ON THEM,
THEY HAVE TO BE SEEN TO BE
DOING THE RIGHT THING HERE.
I CAN REMEMBER DISTINCTLY
THE POLICEMEN COMING
INTO THE WAKE.
A FEW OF THEM ACTUALLY WOULD
HAVE KNOWN MY HUSBAND.
I'LL NEVER FORGET
THEIR WORDS.
"WE WILL LEAVE
NO STONE UNTURNED
'TILL WE GET THE PERPETRATORS
OF THIS."
AND THOSE WORDS RING
IN MY EAR TO THIS DAY,
BECAUSE I DON'T THINK
THEY EVER LIFTED A STONE,
NEVER MIND TURNED IT.

The director says MORE THAN 20 YEARS
AFTER THE MASSACRE,
THE HEIGHTS BAR
IS STILL IN BUSINESS.
THE BARS'S BEEN REBUILT,
BUT AIDAN O'TOOLE,
THE MAN SHOT IN THE KIDNEY,
STILL POURS GUINNESS
FOR LOCAL FARMERS.
I FIRST CAME HERE
TO DO A SHORT FILM
ABOUT THE WORLD CUP MATCH,
BUT I WAS HAUNTED
BY THE STORY OF
THE UNSOLVED MURDER.
WHY THIS PUB?
WHY THIS VILLAGE?
WHAT WAS AT THE HEART
OF THE MYSTERY
THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES
WERE TRYING TO SOLVE?
I WAS MOVED
BY THEIR SEARCH,
EVEN AS I KNEW
THEY WEREN'T ALONE.
[ROCK MUSIC PLAYING]
[PUNK ROCK MUSIC PLAYING]

Clips show images of protests and attacks perpetrated on the streets.

[PEOPLE EXCLAIMING]

The director says FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS,
NORTHERN IRELAND HAS
BEEN HAUNTED
BY WHAT IS KNOWN SIMPLY
AS THE TROUBLES.
IT'S FAIR TO SAY THAT
THE ORIGIN OF THE TROUBLES
WAS IN 1922,
THE YEAR IRELAND
DECLARED ITS INDEPENDENCE
FROM GREAT BRITAIN.
AS PART OF THAT AGREEMENT,
IRELAND WAS DIVIDED
INTO TWO PARTS.
THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
AND NORTHERN IRELAND,
A PROVINCE THAT REMAINED
A PART OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

A map shows the division of Ireland.

The director says BY THE LATE 1960S,
NORTHERN IRELAND
WAS TEARING APART.
AN EMBATTLED
CATHOLIC MINORITY,
VICTIMS OF LEGAL AND
ECONOMIC DISCRIMINATION,
SOUGHT CIVIL RIGHTS AND
UNIFICATION WITH
THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND.
AGAINST THEM STOOD
THE MOSTLY PROTESTANT
MAJORITY CALLED LOYALISTS,
WHO WANTED TO REMAIN
A PART OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.
[EXPLOSIONS]

The director says OVER TIME,
BOTH SIDES DESCENDED
INTO TERRORIST CAMPAIGNS,
KILLING THOUSANDS
OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS.
[GUNFIRE]

The director says FOR REPUBLICANS,
THE DOMINANT FORCE
WAS THE IRA.
FOR LOYALISTS, THERE WERE
A NUMBER OF GROUPS,
INCLUDING THE UVF,
WHICH WOULD TAKE
RESPONSIBILITY
FOR LOUGHINISLAND.
A man says "We can never accept any form of United Ireland unless the majority of the people accept it."

The caption changes to "Noel. Former RUC Police Intelligence Officer."

Noel is in his fifties, clean-shaven and bald and he wears a blue and white striped shirt.

He says THE UVF,
WHEN THE TROUBLES
STARTED IN 1968,
WHEN THERE WAS RIOTING
AND HOUSES BEING BURNT
ON THE SHANKILL ROAD,
THEY CAME TO THE FORE,
AS A SORT OF PROTECTOR
OF THE PROTESTANTS.
THE HEARTLAND WOULD HAVE
BEEN THE SHANKILL ROAD,
EAST BELFAST,
NORTH BELFAST, PORTADOWN,
THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN
MORE OR LESS
THE CENTERS FOR THE UVF.
AND THEY GOT ENGAGED
IN SECTARIAN MURDERS.
SO THEY WOULD HAVE WENT OUT
AND KILLED CATHOLICS.
THE FAMOUS SHANKILL BUTCHERS
WERE UVF.

Newspaper articles appear with headlines that read "Body is found behind church" and "Slaughter in back alley."

Noel says THEY WENT OUT AND PICKED UP
INNOCENT CATHOLICS
WALKING HOME AT NIGHT
AND CUT THEIR THROATS,
TORTURED THEM
AND KILLED THEM.
THEY TALK ABOUT SOLDIERS IN
THE ULSTER VOLUNTEER FORCE.
THEY WEREN'T SOLDIERS.
THEY WERE PEOPLE WHO WENT OUT
AND MURDERED INNOCENT PEOPLE.

The caption changes to "Billy Hutchinson. Former UVF member."

Billy is in his fifties, bald and clean-shaven. He wears a blue shirt and a black leather jacket.

The director says YOU WERE INVOLVED
IN PARAMILITARY ACTIVITIES
GOING BACK TO THE '80S
AND YOU WERE IN PRISON.
WHAT WERE YOU
IN PRISON FOR?

Billy says I WAS IN PRISON FOR
BEING A UVF ACTIVIST
AND BEING INVOLVED
IN MURDERS.
I COME FROM
A NEIGHBORHOOD
WHICH IS KNOWN AS
THE SHANKILL IN BELFAST.
AND I SUPPOSE ITS
HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE,
AND THE BEST WAY
TO DESCRIBE IT
IS THAT IT WAS
A PRO-BRITISH COMMUNITY.
QUITE A LOT OF PEOPLE
WHEN I WAS GROWING UP
JOINED THE BRITISH ARMY
AND WENT OFF AND FOUGHT
IN CONFLICTS
ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
SO THERE WERE STRONG
LINKS WITH ENGLAND
AND WITH THE ROYAL FAMILY.
THE MAJORITY OF THEM WOULD
HAVE BEEN PROTESTANT,
BUT THERE WERE CATHOLICS
LIVED IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD
AS WELL.
IRA VIOLENCE AT THE TIME IN
THE SHANKILL WHERE I LIVED.
I HAD WATCHED PENSIONERS,
I'D WATCHED
AN 18-MONTH-OLD BABY BEING
BLOWN OUT OF A PRAM
BY AN INDISCRIMINATE BOMB.
PEOPLE WERE BEING
MURDERED ON THE STREET.
KILPATRICK:

Noel says THE IRA, AT THE START
THEY WERE JUST
A BUNCH OF KILLERS.
REALLY IT WAS A BLOOD LUST.
THEY GENERALLY WENT AFTER
SOLDIERS AND POLICE,
BUT THEY DID CARRY OUT
SECTARIAN MURDERS AS WELL.
USUALLY TIT FOR TAT.
IF A PROTESTANT WAS
SHOT DEAD ONE NIGHT,
THEN A CATHOLIC WAS
SHOT DEAD THE NEXT,
AND IT JUST WENT
BACK AND FORWARD AND
BACK AND FORWARD.
SADLY THERE WAS
PEOPLE QUEUING UP
ON BOTH SIDES TO JOIN
TO BE GUNMEN.
YOUNG KIDS WERE COMING ALONG
AND LOOKING AT THESE PEOPLE
WALKING DOWN THE STREET,
THESE BIG FELLAS WHO THOUGHT
THEY WERE THE BEES' KNEES.
"I WANT TO BE LIKE HIM."
SO THERE WAS NO
SHORTAGE OF PEOPLE
WILLING TO PULL A TRIGGER.
FOR A WHILE I WAS WORKING
IN THE INTELLIGENCE WORLD,
PARTICULARLY IN RELATION
TO LOYALIST TERRORISM.
EARLIER ON I SERVED
IN WEST BELFAST,
WHICH WAS PROBABLY
THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE
IN THE PROVINCE.
MURDERS OCCURRED EVERY DAY,
EVERY OTHER DAY.
I SUPPOSE IT'S LIKE
AN ADRENALIN BUZZ.
YOU WENT OUT EVERY DAY
NOT KNOWING WHAT
WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

The caption changes to "Jimmy Binns. Former RUC Police Officer."

Jimmy is in his late forties, balding and clean-shaven. He wears glasses, a black shirt and a black blazer.

The director says SO, EXACTLY WHY DID
YOU DECIDE TO JOIN
THE POLICE, THE RUC?

Jimmy says UM...
I SUPPOSE IT WAS BECAUSE
IT WAS A JOB FOR LIFE.

The director says WASN'T THERE
A BIT OF RISK AT THAT TIME
IN TERMS OF BEING
IN THE RUC?

Jimmy says THAT'S WHY I'M SMILING.
IT'S A JOB FOR LIFE
IF YOU LIVE LONG ENOUGH.
[BOTH CHUCKLING]

Jimmy says THERE WAS AN ELEMENT OF RISK,
YEAH, THERE WAS A RISK.
AT THAT TIME I HAD
A PERSONAL
PROTECTION WEAPON.
I ALSO HAD A SHOTGUN WHICH
WAS KEPT BESIDE THE BED.
I TAUGHT MY WIFE
HOW TO FIRE THEM BOTH.
GAVE HER THE STRATEGY
THAT THE SHOTGUN
WOULD BE SHOT
DOWN THE STAIRS,
AND IF IT CAME TO THE HANDGUN
WE WERE IN TROUBLE.

A reporter says SO FAR AS THE ATTACKS
ON THE RUC ARE CONCERNED,
THE IRA SEEM TO BE
JUSTIFYING THOSE IN ADVANCE
BY ITS ALLEGATION YESTERDAY
THAT THE POLICE WERE
TORTURING SUSPECTS.

The director says TO STOP
THE ESCALATING VIOLENCE,
THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT
DEPLOYED THE ARMY.
THE IRA VIEWED THAT
AS AN INVASION,
AND THE SOLDIERS
AS OCCUPYING FORCES.
THEY ALSO BELIEVED THAT
MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY
WERE COLLABORATING
WITH LOYALIST GANGS
BY OFFERING ACCESS TO
INTELLIGENCE AND WEAPONS.

The caption changes to "John Ware. Journalist."

John is in his fifties, clean-shaven and with short white hair. He wears a blue shirt.

John says I ARRIVED
IN NORTHERN IRELAND
AS A YOUNG NEWSPAPER
REPORTER IN 1974.
I WAS BASED IN BELFAST
FOR THREE YEARS
WHEN SOMETHING
LIKE 600 PEOPLE DIED.
IN THOSE DAYS,
THE ARMY WAS IN THE LEAD
ROLE IN SECURITY.
POLICE WERE IN SUPPORT
OF THE ARMY,
NOT THE OTHER
WAY ROUND.
SO IT WAS A QUINTESSENTIAL
INSURGENCY.
IT WAS REALLY A CIVIL WAR.
IT WAS A CIVIL WAR.
THE ARMY ARE UP HERE IN
THE MIDDLE OF
LENADOON AVENUE.

A reporter says THEY HAVE COME...

[LOUD FIRING]

The reporter says AFTER EARLIER CONFRONTATION
DOWN AT THE END...

Another reporter says THE BUS STATION WAS CROWDED
WHEN A BOMB WENT OFF
WITHOUT WARNING.

A third reporter says IT IS A TRAGIC, DANGEROUS,
AND ABSURD CORNER
OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

The caption changes to "Barry McCaffrey. Reporter, thedetail.tv."

Barry is in his forties, clean-shaven and balding. He wears a beige shirt.

Barry says VIOLENCE WENT ON
THROUGHOUT THE LATE '80S
AND INTO THE EARLY 1990S.
THE IRA HAD DEVELOPED
ITS BOMB MAKING CAPABILITIES,
HAD DEVELOPED
ITS SNIPER ATTACKS,
AND WAS VERY MUCH NOW
FIGHTING AN URBAN WAR
AGAINST THE BRITISH ARMY,
THE POLICE AND
THE LOYALIST PARAMILITARIES.
PEOPLE WERE JUST BEING KILLED
BY REPUBLICANS, BY LOYALISTS.
THINGS WERE COMPLETELY
OUT OF CONTROL.
THE LOUGHINISLAND MASSACRE
WAS JUST SOMETHING
THAT ALWAYS STUCK WITH ME.
THERE HAVE BEEN
HUNDREDS OF FATALITIES
AND MASSACRES ON ALL SIDES,
BUT FOR SOME REASON
THERE WERE SO MANY
UNANSWERED QUESTIONS
WITH LOUGHINISLAND.
IT JUST NEVER WENT AWAY.
IT WAS ALWAYS THERE
IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD.
I REMEMBER WHERE I WAS
ON THE NIGHT OF THE MASSACRE.
THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
FOOTBALL TEAM
WERE PLAYING ITALY IN
THE 1994 WORLD CUP.

A TV commentator says I'D SAY THE BIGGEST DAY
IN IRISH INTERNATIONAL
SOCCER HISTORY.

The director says THERE WAS A REASON
EVERYONE IN THE HEIGHTS BAR
WAS HUDDLED AROUND THE TV
ON THE NIGHT OF THE MASSACRE.
THERE WAS A SYMBOLIC BACKDROP
TO THE WORLD CUP MATCH
IN GIANTS STADIUM
IN NEW JERSEY.

A still image shows the stadium with the caption "Giants stadium. East Rutherford, New Jersey. June 18th, 1994."

The director says IRELAND, FOR ONCE,
HAD A WORLD CLASS TEAM
THAT SEEMED TO UNIFY
THE WAR TORN IRELAND.

[FOOTBALL FANS CHANTING]

The caption changes to "Niall O’Dowd. Journalist and founder of irishcentral.com."

Niall is in his late forties, clean-shaven and with short wavy brown hair. He wears a black suit, black and white striped shirt and polka dotted burgundy tie.

Niall says ONE IMAGE
I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER
IS GOING OUT
TO THE MEADOWLANDS,
THE DAY OF THE GAME,
AND SEEING THESE CARS
FROM EVERYWHERE.
ALABAMA, NEW MEXICO,
MINNESOTA, CALIFORNIA,
ALL WITH IRISH FLAGS
ON THEM,
AND REALIZING,
YOU KNOW WHAT, GUYS?
THIS IS A HOME GAME
FOR IRELAND.

The caption changes to "Jim Gracey. Journalist."

Jim is in his late forties, clean-shaven and with short wavy brown hair. He wears a black and white gingham shirt.

Jim says WHEN WE
WALKED INTO THE STADIUM
AND YOU WALKED IN
AND LOOKED OUT,
I JUST SAW THIS
SEA OF GREEN.
YOU HAD THIS DIN,
YOU HAD THIS IRISH SINGING,
YOU HAD THIS PARTY
GOING ON,
PEOPLE DANCING IN THE STANDS,
YOU KNOW...
IT WAS JUST A HUGE
EXPRESSION OF IRISHNESS.

The director says THERE WAS A SENSE
OF LARGER MEANING TO THE GAME,
WASN'T THERE?
A SENSE THAT THE TROUBLES
MIGHT BE ENDING?

Niall says YEAH. VERY MUCH SO.
YOU WERE ALWAYS AWARE
OF THE FACT THAT
THE SPORTING ARENA WAS
ONE THAT REFLECTED
THE BROADER IRELAND,
PARTICULARLY IN
NORTHERN IRELAND.
THE GAME WAS POISED
AT THIS MOMENT
OF TRUE BREAKTHROUGH
AND HOPE FOR THE IRISH
PEACE PROCESS.
A picture of a bearded man in glasses appears with the caption "Gerry Adams. President of Sinn Féin."

The director says FOR IRISH FANS,
THE GAME CARRIED
A SENSE OF MOMENT.
ONLY A FEW MONTHS BEFORE,
GERRY ADAMS,
THE POLITICAL NEGOTIATOR
FOR THE IRA,
WAS INVITED TO AMERICA
FOR UNOFFICIAL PEACE TALKS
WITHOUT FIRST
RENOUNCING VIOLENCE.

[REPORTERS CLAMOURING]

Niall says WE PUT TO THE PRESIDENT
THAT A VISA FOR GERRY ADAMS
WOULD HAVE A DYNAMIC EFFECT
ON THE IRISH PEACE PROCESS,
AND HE ACCEPTED IT
DESPITE THE FACT THAT
EVERYBODY AROUND HIM,
INCLUDING
THE SECRETARY OF STATE,
CIA, THE FBI,
THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT,
EVERY ONE STRONGLY OPPOSED
THAT ADAMS VISA.
HE GRANTED
THE VISA TO ADAMS,
AND THAT WAS A HUGE
BREAKTHROUGH.

Bill Clinton says I DID BELIEVE THAT BY
GIVING MR. ADAMS THIS VISA,
THIS LIMITED VISA
TO COME HERE,
THAT WE MIGHT HAVE
A CONSTRUCTIVE ROLE
IN PUSHING
THE PEACE PROCESS.

At a conference, a reporter says "Are you leaning on the Irish republican Army to drop their arms?"

[REPORTER SPEAKING]

Gerry says THERE ARE A NUMBER OF
ARMED FACTIONS
IN MY COUNTRY,
THE LARGEST ONE
IS THE BRITISH ARMY.
THEY ARE ALLIES IN
THE LOYALIST DEATH SQUADS
AND THE IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY.
AND I WANT TO SEE AN END
TO ALL ARMED FACTIONS.

The director says SEEING ADAMS
TREATED AS A STATESMAN
WAS INFURIATING TO LOYALISTS
AND THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.
THEY SAW ADAMS
AS A TERRORIST,
AND THE AMERICAN NEGOTIATORS
AS CODDLING A MAN
WHO HAD BLOOD ON HIS HANDS.
WAS THE ATTACK
ON THE BAR THAT NIGHT
A WAY OF LASHING OUT
AT THE PEACE TO COME?
THE KILLERS HAD TO BE
THINKING ABOUT THE GAME
AND THE HOPE IT OFFERED
FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BAR.

Jim says I REMEMBER
FROM NOWHERE
THIS BALL COMING DROPPING
INTO THE MIDFIELD
FOR RAY HOUGHTON.
HE SEES THE OPPORTUNITY
AND HE LETS FLY.
I WAS THINKING,
"THIS CAN'T LAST."
BUT AS THE GAME WENT ON,
THE REPUBLIC
GREW IN STRENGTH
AND THE ITALIANS
DIDN'T FANCY IT.

The TV commentator says HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE
AT GIANTS STADIUM.
THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
HAVE BEATEN ITALY.

Jim says AT THE END OF IT,
TO HAVE DEFEATED ITALY,
THE PLACE WENT
ABSOLUTELY MAD.
WE HAD GONE DOWN
INTO THE PRESS CENTER
AND I RANG THE OFFICE TO
SPEAK TO THE DEPUTY EDITOR.
AND I SAID,
"THIS IS BRILLIANT, JIM.
"I MEAN, IT'S GOT TO
BE PAGE 1 TOMORROW."
AND HE SAID,
"IT WON'T BE PAGE 1
TOMORROW."
AND I SAID, "WHY NOT?"
AND HE SAID, "WE'VE
HAD AN ATROCITY HERE."

A newspaper article appears with the headline "Loyalists murder six World Cup viewers in Catholic pub."

[MELANCHOLY MUSIC PLAYING]

Barry says THE GETAWAY CAR
WAS DISCOVERED
THE MORNING AFTER THE ATTACK
BY A LOCAL FARMER
WHO NOTICED THE CAR
IN HIS FIELD,
SEVEN MILES FROM
THE SCENE OF THE ATTACK.
AT THAT TIME THE USUAL
PRACTICE FOR PARAMILITARIES
CARRYING OUT SUCH AN ATTACK,
THEY WOULD BURN THE CAR
TO DESTROY FORENSIC EVIDENCE.
UNUSUALLY IN
THE LOUGHINISLAND ATTACK,
THE CAR WAS LEFT
FULLY INTACT.

Jimmy Binns says I'LL BE HONEST.
I THOUGHT IT WAS FANTASTIC.
WE'RE GOING
TO BE ABLE TO
WORK ON SOMETHING
FROM THE CAR.
YOU HAD HAIR SAMPLES,
YOU HAD FINGERPRINTS,
YOU KNOW, THERE WOULD
HAVE BEEN A LOT OF...
EVEN IN THOSE DAYS
THERE WOULD BE
A FORENSIC GIFT,
GOLD MINE.

Barry says WITHIN SIX WEEKS,
IT WAS AUGUST 4TH 1994,
THE VZ58 RIFLE,
WHICH HAD BEEN USED
TO KILL EVERYONE,
WAS FOUND IN A FIELD
NOT FAR AWAY FROM WHERE
THE CAR WAS FOUND.
NEARBY A HOLDALL
WAS FOUND
CONTAINING GLOVES,
HANDGUNS, BALACLAVAS.
THERE WAS A HAIR FOLLICLE
FOUND IN ONE OF
THE BALACLAVAS.
SO THERE WAS A WEALTH
OF FORENSIC POSSIBILITIES.
THERE WAS
A SERIES OF ARRESTS
IN JULY AND AUGUST,
UH, OF THAT YEAR,
AND THERE WAS
AN EXPECTATION,
CERTAINLY THE FAMILIES HOPED,
THAT THIS WAS ALL LEADING TO
PEOPLE BEING CHARGED,
THE PEOPLE WHO HAD
CARRIED OUT THE ATROCITIES
BEING CHARGED AND
BEING BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.

Aidan says "Yeah, at the time we thought they were doing a good job. We were led to believe they were doing a brilliant job. And arrest was only imminent. It was only a matter of time before there was convictions."

[SPEAKING]
[OPENING NEWS THEME]

A clip from a BBC news show appears with the caption "October 13th, 1994."

A newscaster says GOOD EVENING.
SIX WEEKS AFTER THE IRA SAID
ITS CAMPAIGN OF VIOLENCE
WAS OVER,
LOYALIST TERRORISTS
IN NORTHERN IRELAND
HAVE ALSO DECLARED
A CEASEFIRE.
[ALL CHANTING INDISTINCTLY]

Barry says WITHIN SIX WEEKS
OF THE LOUGHINISLAND MASSACRE,
THE IRA AND LOYALIST
CEASEFIRES WERE CALLED.
SO THE WHOLE
WORLD ATTENTION
WAS ON THIS NEW FUTURE THAT
NORTHERN IRELAND WAS FACING.
THIS NEW SENSE OF HOPE.
LIKE OTHER ATROCITIES,
LOUGHINISLAND BECAME
SOMETHING THAT YOU
DIDN'T TALK ABOUT,
BECAUSE NOBODY WANTED
TO REOPEN THE PAST.
THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO
REMEMBERED LOUGHINISLAND
WAS THE FAMILIES AND
THE LOVED ONES.

Claire says TIME WENT ON,
AND WE CHOSE TO STAY QUIET
BECAUSE THAT WAS OUR NATURE.
THAT WAS THE NATURE
OF THIS COMMUNITY.
JUST GET ON
WITH YOUR LIFE.
SO WE WAITED AND
WE WAITED AND,
YOU KNOW, WE WERE
DRIP FED BITS OF INFORMATION
ABOUT PEOPLE,
SUSPECTS HAVING
BEEN ARRESTED
AND WE KEPT THINKING,
"RIGHT, THIS IS IT NOW."
AND THEN AFTER ABOUT,
I WOULD SAY, A YEAR,
TWO YEARS,
IT JUST STOPPED,
THERE WAS NO CONTACT.
AND AGAIN WE CHOSE
JUST TO STAY QUIET
AND HOPE THAT SOME DAY
SOMEBODY WOULD BE
BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.

Emma says I THINK I, YOU KNOW,
DESERVE THE TRUTH
TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.
LIKE, MY DADDY
WAS ONLY 34.
THAT'S NOT MUCH OLDER
THAN WHAT I AM NOW.
LIKE, HE WAS YOUNG.
TO ME HE WAS OLD,
YOU KNOW, HE HAD A MUSTACHE
AND HE WAS MY DADDY,
HE WAS OLD, I WAS EIGHT,
HE WAS, NOT AN OLD MAN,
BUT HE WASN'T,
HE WAS 34 YEARS OF AGE.

Family pictures of Emma and her dad appear.

Emma says IF I DON'T STAND UP FOR HIM
AND I DON'T FIGHT
MY DADDY'S CORNER,
WHO ELSE IS
GOING TO DO IT?
I WANT SOMEBODY TO
BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE
FOR WHAT HAPPENED HERE.

A clip rolls with the caption "June 15th, 2006."

A news reporter says THEY'VE PROBABLY BEEN
THE LEAST VOCIFEROUS
VICTIMS OF THE TROUBLES.
RELATIVES OF THE SIX MEN
MURDERED BY THE UVF
AT LOUGHINISLAND
12 YEARS AGO THIS SUNDAY
HAVE NEVER SPOKEN PUBLICLY
ABOUT THE ORDEAL,
THEIR GRIEF, OR THE LACK
OF PROGRESS
IN THE POLICE HUNT
FOR THE KILLERS.
BUT TODAY, THE FAMILIES
GATHERED IN BELFAST
TO DEMAND ANSWERS.

Moira says TEN YEARS WITH
NO INFORMATION,
NO LIAISING WITH THE FAMILIES.
WE WERE KEPT IN THE DARK.

Aidan says "After the tenth anniversary, we got together. Decided we would try and get some push on for it. Brought our solicitors in, Niall Murphy."

Niall Murphy is in his thirties, clean-shaven and with short wavy brown hair. He wears a blue suit, a white shirt and a striped yellow and blue tie.

He says I CAN THINK OF
NO REASONABLE REASON
WHY ANY REASONABLE
POLICE OFFICER...
FROM THE VERY FIRST
CONSULTATION WITH
THE FAMILIES,
THERE WAS JUST A SENSE
THAT SOMETHING WASN'T RIGHT.
ALL THEY EVER WANTED TO KNOW
WAS WHAT HAPPENED.

The caption changes to "Niall Murphy. Loughinisland Families’ lawyer."

He says BY THE END OF 2005,
WE HAD THREE MEETINGS WITH
SENIOR POLICE OFFICERS.
THE POLICE WERE SAYING,
"WE HAVE THE BOILER SUITS,
"WE HAVE THE BALACLAVAS,
WE HAVE THE WEAPONS,
WE HAD THE CAR."
I THOUGHT, "HAD THE CAR?
"WHERE IS THE CAR? ."
WHY NOT YOU HAVE THE CAR?
WHERE'S THE CAR?
[SINISTER MUSIC PLAYING]
[CLANKING]

A clip shows the car being crashed in a dumpster.

Niall Murphy says SO JUST WHERE IS THE CAR?
"OH, WELL, YOU KNOW,
THE CAR WAS DESTROYED.
"AND, UH...
"BUT BE SURE THAT ALL
FORENSIC OPPORTUNITIES
WERE REALIZED FROM THE CAR."
HOLD ON.
YOU DESTROYED THE CAR?
THE LARGEST PHYSICAL
EXHIBIT IN THE CASE,
AND YOU'VE DESTROYED IT?

The director says THE CAR WASN'T
THE ONLY THING
THAT DISAPPEARED.
ALL THE TRANSCRIPTS OF
THE INITIAL INTERVIEWS
WITH SUSPECTS
WERE ALSO DESTROYED.
MORE THAN TEN YEARS ON,
EVEN AS THE POLICE
KEPT THE CASE OPEN,
MORE AND MORE DOORWAYS
TO THE TRUTH WERE CLOSING.

Claire says TO BE HONEST,
WE HAD ALWAYS
BEEN SUSPICIOUS.
AND ON REFLECTION,
SOMETIMES I KIND OF
FEEL A BIT GUILTY
THAT WE DIDN'T SPEAK UP,
BECAUSE IT SEEMS NOW
THAT WE WERE ALMOST...
THAT'S WHAT THEY
WANTED US TO DO.
THEY WANTED US TO STAY QUIET
AND THIS WOULD GO AWAY.

Moira says EVERY QUESTION WE WERE ASKED,
WE WERE TOLD,
OH, WE CAN'T TELL
YOU THAT NOW,
YOU HAVE TO PUT
THAT IN WRITING.
NO, WE CAN'T TELL YOU THAT,
THAT'S NATIONAL SECURITY.
WE WERE THWARTED
ALL THE TIME.

A man says I HAVE NO IDEA WHY
THE CAR WAS DESTROYED,
BUT THE FACT
IT WAS DESTROYED...

Moira says ONE OF THE THINGS
I DO REMEMBER
WAS FIVE O'CLOCK
IN THE MORNING
AFTER THE MASSACRE.
MY HUSBAND, HE WENT OUT
AND CUT THE GRASS.
IT SEEMS STRANGE NOW,
BUT PEOPLE WERE COMING
AND GOING AND...
IT WAS THREE POLICEMEN
STANDING OUT
AND THERE WAS A NEIGHBOR
CAME DOWN,
ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOW
OF THE CAR AND HE SAYS,
"YOU NEED LOOK NO FURTHER
THAN THOSE THERE."
HE SAID THAT.
THAT WAS HIS
IMMEDIATE REACTION.
"YOU NEED LOOK NO FURTHER
THAN THEM BEEP THERE."

Emma says SOMEBODY CAME IN HERE
AND MURDERED
SIX INNOCENT PEOPLE
THAT WAS LEFT
ON THE FLOOR TO DIE.
AND IT'S NOT EVEN THAT THEY
DIDN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE HELPED
THESE PEOPLE COVER THIS UP,
HELPED THEM
GET AWAY WITH IT.

At a conference, Emma says WE WANT TO KNOW HOW HIGH
DOES THIS COLLUSION GO?
THERE WERE SIX INNOCENT MEN.
MY DADDY
AND I WANT THE TRUTH,
AND I WANT TO KNOW
WHY IT HAPPENED,
WHO ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN,
AND THERE ARE QUESTIONS THAT
WE NEED ANSWERS TO.

A news reporter says LAST WEEK,
THE POLICE WHO'VE BEEN
CONDUCTING A NEW
INVESTIGATION
INTO LOUGHINISLAND,
ARRESTED A MAN
AND A WOMAN,
BUT THEY WERE QUICKLY
RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGE.
THE POLICE OMBUDSMAN'S
OFFICE HAVE CONFIRMED
THAT THEY HAVE RECEIVED
A COMPLAINT
FROM FAMILIES
IN LOUGHINISLAND,
AND THEY SAY THEY'RE CARRYING
OUT AN INVESTIGATION.

The director says AFTER THE CEASEFIRE,
NORTHERN IRELAND ESTABLISHED
THE OFFICE OF
THE POLICE OMBUDSMAN
AS A WAY OF TRYING TO
RECKON WITH THE PAST.
ITS MISSION WAS NOT
TO SOLVE CRIMES.
IT WAS TO LOOK INTO
POLICE MISCONDUCT,
INCLUDING COLLUSION,
A CATCH-ALL NAME FOR
CORRUPT RELATIONSHIPS
BETWEEN POLICE, INFORMANTS
AND TERRORIST GANGS.

Barry says COLLUSION FIRST EMERGES
IN THE MID TO LATE '80S,
WHERE REPUBLICANS ALLEGE
THAT THERE WAS COLLUSION
BETWEEN THE POLICE,
BETWEEN MEMBERS
OF THE BRITISH ARMY
AND LOYALIST PARAMILITARIES
IN THE MURDER OF NATIONALISTS.

A newspaper article appears with the headline "Army unit and loyalist killers ‘in collusion’."

Niall Murphy says COLLUSION WAS A FEATURE
THROUGHOUT 30 YEARS
OF CONFLICT,
AND THE OFFICIAL LINE
WAS THAT
ANY POLICEMAN
OR BRITISH SOLDIER
THAT WAS INVOLVED WITH
LOYALIST PARAMILITARIES
WAS A BAD APPLE.

Another newspaper headline reads "Police deny collusion."

John says TO A LOT
OF POLICE OFFICERS,
COLLUSION IS QUITE
A TOXIC WORD,
BECAUSE IT'S CAPABLE OF
A VERY BROAD MEANING, OKAY.
AND IT DOESN'T EASILY
FIT INTO A SORT OF
CRIMINAL CODE.
I MEAN, COLLUSION IS
A SENSE IN WHICH
PEOPLE ARE GIVING NUDGES
AND WINKS AND NODS.

Niall Murphy says THERE IS NO CRIMINAL
OFFENSE OF COLLUSION.
HOWEVER, IF YOU
WERE CONCERNED
THAT THE POLICE WERE
EITHER INVOLVED
IN KILLING YOUR LOVED ONE,
OR INVOLVED IN COLLUDING
WITH THOSE
THAT KILLED
YOUR LOVED ONE,
THE POLICE OMBUDSMAN'S OFFICE
HAD A RESPONSIBILITY
TO INVESTIGATE
YOUR COMPLAINT.

The caption changes to "Al Hutchinson. Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. 2007-2012."

Al is in his fifties, balding and with a graying goatee. He wears glasses, a blue suit, a white shirt and a striped silver, blue and red tie.

The director says IN 2011,
THE OMBUDSMAN AL HUTCHINSON,
RELEASED THE FIRST REPORT
ON LOUGHINISLAND.
HUTCHINSON'S REPORT DETAILED
SOME STAGGERING FACTS
ABOUT THE CASE.
SOME EVIDENCE
WAS DESTROYED,
DNA LINKS TO THE WEAPONS
WERE MISHANDLED,
AND A POLICE INFORMANT
HAD BEEN INVOLVED
IN THE SALE OF
THE GETAWAY CAR.

A newspaper headline reads "Ombudsman Loughinsland report: police failed families."

Niall Murphy says THAT WAS THE FIRST
TIME THAT THOSE FACTS
WERE PRESENTED IN
AN EVIDENCE BASED FASHION.
HOWEVER, THE ONE WORD
THAT WOULD NOT APPEAR
IN THAT REPORT
WAS "COLLUSION."
AL HUTCHINSON PERFORMED
FACTUAL GYMNASTICS
TO AVOID THAT CONCLUSION.

Moira says WE WERE REALLY, REALLY
DISAPPOINTED IN THAT.
AND ANGRY.
VERY, VERY ANGRY.
AT ONE STAGE I WOULD
HAVE LOVED TO HAVE
PUT MY TWO HANDS
ROUND HIS NECK.

Emma says I CAN REMEMBER AT THE PRESS
CONFERENCE THAT DAY
THERE WAS ONE GUY,
HE'S A LOCAL FELLA HERE,
AND HE DID SAY,
THERE ARE TWO WORDS
MISSING FROM THIS REPORT,
"SPECIAL" AND "BRANCH."

The director says SPECIAL BRANCH IS
THE INTELLIGENCE UNIT
IN THE POLICE
CHARGED WITH
WATCHING TERRORISTS
AND HANDLING INFORMANTS.
THERE WERE QUESTIONS
ABOUT WHAT THEY KNEW
AND WHEN,
AND WHETHER THEY
WERE KEEPING
THAT INFORMATION
TO THEMSELVES,
OR WHETHER IT WAS SCRUBBED
FROM THE HUTCHINSON REPORT.

Niall Murphy says IT ALMOST APPEARED THAT
THAT REPORT BEGAN
WITH ITS CONCLUSIONS
AND CUT THE PIECES OF
THE JIGSAW TO MAKE IT FIT.

A clip shows Al in his office with the caption "December 20th, 2012."

A news reporter says LAST YEAR,
THE THEN POLICE OMBUDSMAN,
AL HUTCHINSON,
PUBLISHED A REPORT WHICH
CRITICIZED THE POLICE INQUIRY,
BUT FOUND INSUFFICIENT
EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION.
THE FAMILIES
STRONGLY DISAGREED
WITH THAT CONCLUSION
AND STARTED A LAWSUIT
TO HAVE THE OMBUDSMAN'S
FINDINGS OVERTURNED.
THIS MORNING
AT THE HIGH COURT,
THE CURRENT OMBUDSMAN,
MICHAEL MAGUIRE,
AGREED THAT LAST YEAR'S
REPORT SHOULD BE QUASHED.

Emma says WE ARE DELIGHTED,
WE ARE VINDICATED.
MR. MAGUIRE CAN NOW
GO BACK AND START AGAIN
AND HOPEFULLY COME OUT
WITH A REPORT
THAT GIVES US
TRUTH AND JUSTICE.

The news reporter says SO THE WAY IS NOW OPEN
FOR THE POLICE OMBUDSMAN
TO START A NEW INVESTIGATION.
IT'S NOW BEEN
MORE THAN 18 YEARS
SINCE THE MASSACRE
AT THIS BAR.
IN THAT TIME,
16 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED,
BUT NO ONE'S EVER BEEN
CHARGED WITH THE MURDERS.
THE FAMILIES THOUGH HOPE
THAT TODAY'S DEVELOPMENT
WILL BE A STEP TOWARDS
FINDING THE TRUTH.
CHRIS PAGE, BBC NEWSLINE,
LOUGHINISLAND.

The caption changes to "Doctor Michael Maguire. Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland."

Michael is in his fifties, clean-shaven and balding. He wears glasses, a black suit and a white shirt.

Michael says LOUGHINISLAND CASE WAS
ONE OF THE ICONIC CASES IN THE
HISTORY OF NORTHERN IRELAND,
THE HISTORY OF THE TROUBLES.
T WAS ONE OF THE CASES
THAT ARRIVED ON MY DESK
SHORTLY AFTER I WAS
APPOINTED IN 2012.
WHAT HAPPENED
WITH THE FIRST REPORT
WAS THAT IT WAS VERY
SPECIFICALLY FOCUSED
ON THE ATTACK ON
THE HEIGHTS BAR
ON THE 18TH OF JUNE,
SO IT LOOKED AT
THE INVESTIGATIVE STEPS
THAT WERE UNDERTAKEN AT
THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT.
THE CRIME SCENE MANAGEMENT,
AND THEN SUBSEQUENT STEPS.
THERE WERE
SIGNIFICANT AREAS
WHICH HAD NOT
BEEN INVESTIGATED,
AND THAT INCLUDED
THE INCIDENTS LEADING
UP TO LOUGHINISLAND.
IT WAS IMPORTANT TO BROADEN
THE INVESTIGATION
AND EFFECTIVELY
GO BACK TO THE START.
[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

The director says IN 2013,
MICHAEL MAGUIRE AND HIS TEAM
STARTED A NEW INVESTIGATION
INTO LOUGHINISLAND.
LIKE HUTCHINSON,
MAGUIRE DECIDED NOT TO REVEAL
NAMES OF SOURCES OR SUSPECTS.
POLICE OFFICERS WERE
IDENTIFIED BY NUMBERS,
POSSIBLE SUSPECTS BY LETTERS.
UNLIKE THE FIRST REPORT,
MAGUIRE'S INVESTIGATION
LOOKED MUCH DEEPER
INTO THE CASE
AND WHAT LED UP
TO THE KILLING.
THE REPORT CONFIRMED
THAT THE UVF,
A PROTESTANT
PARAMILITARY GROUP,
WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR
THE LOUGHINISLAND ATTACK.
BUT THE INVESTIGATION
DISPROVED THE UVF CLAIM
THAT THERE HAD BEEN
AN IRA MEETING IN THE BAR.

A newspaper article appears with the headline "UVF killers laughed as they drove away."

The director says IT HAD BEEN
A TIT FOR TAT KILLING.
THREE DAYS EARLIER,
AN IRA SPLINTER GROUP HAD
SHOT DEAD THREE UVF LEADERS
STANDING AT A BUS STOP ON
THE SHANKILL ROAD IN BELFAST.
THE UVF
CALLED FOR REVENGE,
WITH ORDERS FROM MEMBERS
TO KILL CATHOLICS,
ANY CATHOLICS.

Barry says PEOPLE KNEW
THAT THERE WOULD BE
SOME KIND OF RETALIATION.
THAT HAD ALWAYS HAPPENED
LIKE THIS WHEN ONE SIDE
ATTACKED THE OTHER,
THERE WOULD BE RETALIATION.

[SIREN WAILING]

Michael says THE INITIAL POLICE RESPONSE
TO THE ATTACK ON
THE NIGHT WAS, YOU KNOW,
GIVEN THE CHAOS
AND THE TERROR
THAT WAS SURROUNDING
THE AFTERMATH OF THAT EVENT,
WAS AS GOOD AS COULD
HAVE BEEN EXPECTED.
THEY DID SEAL OFF
THE CRIME SCENE,
THEY PUT OUT
VEHICLE CHECK POINTS,
THEY PUT UP A HELICOPTER.
WE CHECKED THE FLYING TIME
FOR THAT HELICOPTER,
AND IT WAS REASONABLE
IN TERMS OF
THE AMOUNT OF TIME
IT WAS IN THE AIR.
SO THE INITIAL RESPONSE
OF THE POLICE TO THAT ATTACK
TO US SEEMED TO BE
NOT AN UNREASONABLE
RESPONSE.
HOWEVER, THERE WERE
MORE SERIOUS
FUNDAMENTAL INVESTIGATIVE
PROBLEMS
WHICH CAME UP
PRETTY QUICKLY.

Barry says IN DR. MAGUIRE'S REPORT,
POLICE OFFICER 4,
HE WAS THE SENIOR
INVESTIGATING OFFICER
ON THE NIGHT
OF LOUGHINISLAND.
HE ACTUALLY VISITED
THE SCENE OF THE ATTACK.
THERE WAS A MEETING THAT NIGHT
OF ALL THE SENIOR DETECTIVES,
BUT THEN,
WITHIN 24 HOURS,
AT MOST 48 HOURS,
HE WENT ON HOLIDAYS
FOR I THINK IT WAS
A MONTH TO SIX WEEKS.
THE BIGGEST MASS MURDER
IN THE REGION...
I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT,
YOU KNOW,
THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE
OF HIS MAIN PRIORITIES.
BUT THE FIRST THING
ON THE AGENDA
WAS HIS HOLIDAYS.
IT WASN'T SIX PEOPLE ARE
LYING DEAD IN A BAR THERE.

The caption changes to "Phil Denison. Investigator for the Office of the Police Ombudsman."

Phil is in his fifties, clean-shaven and balding. He wears glasses, a gray suit, a striped red and white shirt and a polka dotted red tie.

Phil says THE FOLLOWING DAY,
THE 19TH OF JUNE 1994,
THE VEHICLE WAS FOUND
ABANDONED IN A FIELD.
THERE'S SOME MECHANICAL
ISSUE HAPPENED
WITH THAT VEHICLE
AND IT APPEARS TO HAVE
BEEN PUSHED OFF THE ROAD,
AND FROM THERE THE GUNMEN,
AND I INCLUDE DRIVER
IN THAT DESCRIPTION,
BUT THE GUNMEN,
THE THREE PEOPLE,
AND WE HAVE WITNESSES,
WE SEE WITNESS STATEMENTS
TO DESCRIBE THREE PEOPLE.
SO WE ARE SAYING
THE THREE PEOPLE,
A DRIVER AND TWO,
HAVE MADE GOOD THEIR ESCAPE
PROBABLY ON FOOT.
WHAT IS
UTTERLY FRUSTRATING
IS THE POOR
INVESTIGATIVE PRACTICE
CONDUCTED BY THE POLICE.
THERE WAS NO
FORENSIC EXAMINATION
OF THE FIELD AFTERWARDS.
AND I KNOW IT SOUNDS,
SOMETIMES IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH,
WHAT ARE YOU GOING
TO DO WITH A FIELD?
BUT ACTUALLY THE POTENTIAL TO
HARVEST EVIDENCE FROM A FIELD
IS VERY GOOD.
YOU KNOW,
THE RELEVANCE OF THINGS LIKE
BOTANY, VEGETATION,
SOIL TYPING.
IF YOU CAN TAKE
SOIL SAMPLES
FROM SOMEBODY'S
SHOES OR CLOTHING,
WHAT YOU CAN DO IS POTENTIALLY
CONNECT SOMEBODY TO THE FIELD.
IF YOU CAN CONNECT
THEM TO THE FIELD,
YOU MAY BE ABLE TO
CONNECT THEM TO THE CAR.
YOU KNOW,
IT'S A ROLLING PROCESS.
BUT IF YOU
DON'T CONDUCT THAT
AND YOU DON'T GATHER IT
IN THE FIRST INSTANCE,
YOU LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO DO THAT.
THE CAR ITSELF,
IT HAD BEEN ALLEGEDLY SOLD
THE DAY BEFORE THE CRIME
BY A GENTLEMAN IN BELFAST.
A CALL WENT OUT TO SEE
THE LAST REGISTERED KEEPER
OF THAT VEHICLE,
SOMEBODY IN BELFAST,
AND AN OFFICER WAS TASKED
TO GO AND INVESTIGATE THAT.

Jimmy says SO I WAS BRIEFED
TO GO DOWN TO BELFAST
AND INTERVIEW SEVERAL PEOPLE.
MOST IMPORTANTLY,
THE PERSON WHO SOLD THE CAR
SHORTLY BEFORE
THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE.
BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY
THAT'S GOING TO BE THE LINK
TO WHOEVER'S
DOING THE SHOOTING.
NOW, IT WASN'T UNUSUAL
WHEN YOU GO TO
A DIFFERENT AREA
TO GO TO THE LOCAL POLICE
AND THE LOCAL LINKS.
THEY'LL HAVE
THE LOCAL KNOWLEDGE,
THEY'D KNOW
THE PERSONALITIES.
THEY WOULD MAYBE HAVE
A RELATIONSHIP,
SOME FORM OF
WORKING RELATIONSHIP
WITH THOSE PERSONALITIES
AS WELL.
WHAT WAS UNUSUAL
ON THIS OCCASION
IS THAT I WENT DOWN,
I WAS TOLD WHO
I COULD SPEAK TO,
WHO I COULDN'T SPEAK TO,
AND THE PEOPLE THAT I SPOKE TO
WHAT THEY WOULD BE SAYING.
BUT JUST AS IMPORTANTLY,
WHAT THEY WOULDN'T BE SAYING.

The director says WITH RETROSPECT,
DO YOU WONDER ABOUT THAT DAY
IN TERMS OF WHAT
YOU WERE BEING TOLD?

Jimmy says LOOKING BACK,
IT CERTAINLY AT THAT TIME,
I FELT... THE WORD I USE
IS "ORCHESTRATED."
THE INTERVIEWS
WERE ORCHESTRATED.
THE STATEMENTS THAT I WOULD
BE TAKING WAS ORCHESTRATED.
THE MEETING
WAS ORCHESTRATED.
I NEVER GOT SPEAKING
TO THE MAN THAT,
AS A, IF I WAS IN OVERALL
CHARGE OF THE INVESTIGATION,
WHO I WOULD
WANT TO BE SPEAKING TO.
BUT EVERYBODY
WAS HAPPY WITH THAT.
SO OBVIOUSLY THERE WAS THINGS
GOING ON ABOVE MY HEAD
THAT OTHER PEOPLE
WERE LOOKING AFTER.

The caption changes to "Downpatrick Police Station, Northern Ireland."

Phil says LATER ON IN THAT DAY,
SPECIAL BRANCH OFFICERS
MET WITH
THE SENIOR
INVESTIGATING OFFICER
AND SENIOR MEMBERS
OF THE INVESTIGATION TEAM,
AND VERBALLY ARTICULATED
THOSE PERSONS
THEY BELIEVED
WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE LOUGHINISLAND
ATROCITY.
WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
THE FOLLOWING DAY.
THE ATTACK IS AT 10:00,
FOR ARGUMENT SAKE,
TEN O'CLOCK ON THE 18TH.
AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
DURING THE COURSE
OF THE DAY ON THE 19TH.
IT'S A MATTER OF HOURS.
THEY LOOKED
AT THE INTELLIGENCE
THEY HAD AND SAID,
"THESE ARE THE PEOPLE YOU
REALLY WANT TO CONCENTRATE ON.

The director says THE DAY
AFTER THE MASSACRE,
SPECIAL BRANCH SUDDENLY
REVEALED INTELLIGENCE
ABOUT THE SUSPECTS THAT THEY
HAD BEEN KEEPING TO THEMSELVES.
FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS,
POLICE HAD BEEN AWARE
OF MEN FROM A LOYALIST GANG
WHO HAD BEEN IMPLICATED
IN A STRING OF ARMED
ASSAULTS AND MURDERS.

Newspaper headlines read "Police question man after murder bid" and "murder gang strikes at office."

The director says IN 1986 IN DUNDRUM,
THEY HAD TRIED TO KILL
JOHN O'ROURKE,
AND WERE LIKELY INVOLVED
IN THE MURDER OF JACK KIELTY.
IN NOVEMBER 1992,
THEY TRIED BUT FAILED
TO KILL PETER MCCARTHY
AT THE THIERAFURTH INN,
A PLACE BELIEVED BY THE GANG
TO BE AN IRA HANG OUT,
ELEVEN MILES
FROM LOUGHINISLAND.
THE GANG RETURNED
TO THE THIERAFURTH INN
TWO WEEKS LATER
AND KILLED ANOTHER MAN
NAMED PETER MCCORMICK.
IT WAS EERILY LIKE THE MURDER
AT LOUGHINISLAND.
THE MEN DROVE
USED CARS FROM BELFAST,
WORE BALACLAVAS
AND BOILERSUITS,
AND SPRAYED THE BAR
WITH GUNFIRE.
THREE WEEKS LATER IN BELFAST,
THE SAME GANG
MURDERED MARTIN LAVERY.
THE WEAPON USED,
A NINE MILLIMETER BROWNING,
WAS LATER FOUND
IN THE DUFFLE BAG
USED IN
THE LOUGHINISLAND MASSACRE.
NONE OF THE MEMBERS OF
THE GANG WERE EVER CHARGED
FOR COMMITTING
ANY OF THE MURDERS.

Michael says SPEAKING TO
SPECIAL BRANCH OFFICERS,
THEIR INTELLIGENCE EFFORT
IN THE EARLY '90S,
THEY DID BEGIN
TO COLLECT INTELLIGENCE
AROUND THE SUSPECTS
IN THOSE MURDERS.
THE PROBLEM WAS THAT
THEY DIDN'T SHARE
THAT INTELLIGENCE
WITH THE DETECTIVES
THAT WERE INVESTIGATING
THOSE MURDERS.
SLOW WALTZ WAS A POLICY
USED BY SPECIAL BRANCH
WHICH MEANT THAT DOCUMENTS
WOULD BE RELEASED IN SLOW TIME.
IT'S USUALLY THERE TO PROTECT
THE SOURCE OF THAT INFORMATION.
SO YOU HAD THIS
SITUATION WHERE
INVESTIGATORS WERE
DEALING WITH
A BIT OF THE INFORMATION,
BUT NOT KNOWING
THE BIGGER PICTURE.
AND CERTAINLY,
THE BIGGER PICTURE
IN THE CONTEXT
OF LOUGHINISLAND,
WAS THE SENSE THAT THERE
WAS THIS GANG IN OPERATION,
THEY WERE INVOLVED
IN SERIOUS CRIMINALITY.

The director says IN MAGUIRE'S INVESTIGATION,
THE FIVE SUSPECTS WERE
IDENTIFIED ONLY BY LETTERS.
PERSONS A, M, K,
I AND B.
THE RINGLEADER
WAS PERSON A.
IN 1988, PERSON A WAS
A MEMBER OF THE BRITISH ARMY,
WHO LIVED A FEW DOORS DOWN
FROM A LOYALIST CLUB,
CLOUGH ORANGE HALL,
WHERE PEOPLE INVESTIGATING
THE KIELTY MURDER
FOUND A REVOLVER,
THE SUB-MACHINE GUN,
AMMUNITION AND
AN ARMY PHOTO RECORD,
A MONTAGE, WITH IMAGES
OF SUSPECTED IRA MEMBERS.
ONE OF THEM WAS TARGETED
FOR KILLING BY THE GANG.
PERSON A'S FINGERPRINTS
WERE ON THE MONTAGE.
HE WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED,
BUT NEVER CONVICTED.
WHEN PERSON A WAS RELEASED,
THE ARRESTING OFFICER
REMAINED CONCERNED
ABOUT THE THREAT
POSED BY PERSON A.

Barry says THAT DETECTIVE
WAS SO CONCERNED
THAT THIS INDIVIDUAL
WAS A SOLDIER BY DAY
AND A TERRORIST BY NIGHT.
THAT HE WAS
SO CONCERNED THAT HE
LOBBIED AS MUCH AS HE COULD
FOR HIM TO BE THROWN
OUT OF THE BRITISH ARMY.

The director says HOW EXACTLY WOULD
YOU CHARACTERIZE PERSON A?

Phil says I WOULD CHARACTERIZE HIM AS
I WOULD CHARACTERIZE THEM ALL,
AS RUTHLESS.
ABSOLUTELY RUTHLESS.

The director says A SERIAL KILLER?

Phil says BY DEFINITION, YES.

Niall Murphy says SO WITHIN 24 HOURS
THEY HAD THE CAR.
SPECIAL BRANCH WERE ABLE
TO COME DOWN AND
TELL THE INVESTIGATORS
THE NAMES OF THE SUSPECTS.
HOWEVER, WAS PERSON A
ARRESTED THAT DAY?
WAS HIS DOOR KICKED
DOWN HIS HALLWAY?
WAS HE TRAILED
INTO A POLICE STATION
AND ASKED TO ACCOUNT
FOR HIS MOVEMENTS?
WAS HIS HOUSE SEARCHED?
NO.
PERSON A WASN'T ARRESTED
IN THE FIRST SWEEP OF ARRESTS
IN JULY 1994.
IN FACT, PERSON A
WASN'T EVEN ARRESTED
UNTIL ALMOST
TWO MONTHS LATER.

Phil says WE DON'T KNOW
WHY HE WASN'T ARRESTED
IN JULY WITH
THE OTHER INDIVIDUALS.
HIS HOUSE WAS SEARCHED.
WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS
A CASE THAT HE WASN'T THERE
AND THERE WAS WORK
OUT TO LOCATE HIM,
I JUST DON'T KNOW.

Michael says ONE OF
THE DIFFICULTIES
THAT WE FOUND
IN DOING OUR INVESTIGATION
WAS THE POLICY LOGS
THAT YOU WOULD
HAVE EXPECTED
WITH THE SENIOR
INVESTIGATING OFFICER,
THAT WOULD WRITE DOWN,
"I HAVE DECIDED NOT TO
ARREST THIS PERSON BECAUSE...
"I WANT TO GET
FURTHER INFORMATION,
OR BECAUSE I WANT TO DO,
YOU KNOW, SOMETHING ELSE."
ALL OF THAT DOCUMENTATION
WASN'T AVAILABLE TO US.
IT NO LONGER EXISTS,
BECAUSE OF AN ASBESTOS
PROBLEM WITH A POLICE STATION.
THEY DESTROYED A LOT
OF DOCUMENTATION,
INCLUDING INTERVIEW NOTES
OF POTENTIAL SUSPECTS.

Phil says I'VE GOT
A VEHICLE RECOVERED,
I'VE GOT THE POTENTIAL
OF FORENSIC HARVESTING.
YOU KNOW, IF I CAN HIT
SOMEBODY EARLY ENOUGH
AND THERE'S A WEAK ONE
AMONGST THIS TEAM,
THEY MIGHT START TUMBLING.

The director says HOW COME
THEY DIDN'T DO IT?

Phil says GOOD QUESTION.
I DON'T KNOW.
AND I DON'T KNOW BECAUSE
A SENIOR INVESTIGATING OFFICER
HAS NOT SPOKEN TO ME.

The director says ONE KEY POLICEMAN
IN CHARGE OF THE INVESTIGATION
OF LOUGHINISLAND
HAD RETIRED,
WHICH MEANT HE COULD REFUSE
TO COOPERATE WITH MAGUIRE.
THAT LEFT A FOG OF MYSTERY
OVER WHY POLICE
ALLOWED PRIME SUSPECTS
TIME TO COVER THEIR TRACKS.

Moira says IT'S ROTTEN TO THE CORE.
THE VERY FACT THAT THE SIO
IN THE LOUGHINISLAND CASE
HAS STEADFASTLY
REFUSED TO COOPERATE.
WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU?

Claire says SOMETHING NOT RIGHT HERE.
YOU KNOW, IT'S ONE THING
WHEN PEOPLE LOSE THEIR LIVES.
IT'S ONE THING WHEN
THERE'S A MAJOR ATROCITY
AND NOBODY'S
BROUGHT TO BOOK.
BUT IT BECOMES
A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THING
WHEN NOBODY'S
BROUGHT TO BOOK
BECAUSE SOMEBODY ELSE
DIDN'T DO THEIR JOB PROPERLY,
OR SOMEBODY ELSE
COVERED IT UP.

The director says THE FAMILIES SUSPECTED
THAT THE INVESTIGATION
MIGHT HAVE BEEN MISMANAGED
ON PURPOSE,
POSSIBLY TO PROTECT
AN INFORMANT.
THROUGHOUT THE TROUBLES,
THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT USED
INFORMANTS, CALLED TOUTS,
TO INFILTRATE TERRORIST GROUPS
AND PROVIDE INTELLIGENCE.

The caption changes to "Lord Tom King. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. 1985-1989."

Tom is in his sixties, clean-shaven and with short wavy gray hair. He wears glasses, a blue suit, a white shirt and a pale blue tie.

The director says LET'S TALK ABOUT THE BRITISH
GOVERNMENT'S HANDLING
OF INFORMANTS.

Tom says YEAH.

The director says WERE THERE PROBLEMS
BALANCING THE BENEFITS
OF INFORMATION GAINED
WITH THE COST OF PROTECTING
DANGEROUS SOURCES?

Tom says WELL THAT'S ALWAYS
A DIFFICULT ISSUE,
BECAUSE RIGHT THROUGH
THE PERIOD OF THE TROUBLES,
SOME PEOPLE VERY BRAVELY
STOOD UP AND SAID,
"THIS IS
DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY,
DESTROYING THE PROVINCE.
A LOT OF PEOPLE'S LIVES
ARE AT RISK."
AND A LOT OF PEOPLE VERY
BRAVELY PROVIDED INTELLIGENCE
WHICH PREVENTED SERIOUS
OUTRAGES TAKING PLACE.
NOW, THE QUESTION
THEN WAS
WHETHER THEY WERE
BEING PROPERLY HANDLED,
WHETHER IT WAS
ACCURATE INFORMATION,
AND WHETHER
THEY WERE PEOPLE
WHO COULD BE FULLY TRUSTED
AND WERE WORKING AT
ALL TIMES WITHIN THE LAW.

The caption changes to "Peter Sheridan. Former Senior RUC Police Officer."

Peter is in his fifties, clean-shaven and balding. He wears a striped blue blazer and a red and white gingham shirt.

Peter says SO YOU HAVE AN INFORMANT
WHO'S WORKING IN
AN ORGANIZED CRIME GANG.
AT WHAT LEVEL IS THAT
INDIVIDUAL ALLOWED
TO WORK AT?
IS HE ALLOWED TO
LEAD THAT ORGANIZATION?
DOES HE GO TO THE VERY
TOP OF THAT ORGANIZATION?
AND WHAT DANGERS IS THAT?
IS HE THEN PART OF
PLANNING THE OPERATIONS?
AND OF COURSE, IF YOU DON'T
AUTHORIZE THEM TO DO IT,
THEIR FELLOW COMRADES
AND GANG MEMBERS
WILL WANT TO KNOW
WHY IS THIS PERSON,
WHY ARE THEY NOT
TAKING PART IN THIS.

John says THIS ISSUE WAS KICKED AROUND
OFFICIALS YEAR AFTER YEAR.
EVERYBODY WRESTLED WITH
HOW DO YOU MAKE
SOMETHING THAT'S
MANIFESTLY CRIMINAL
NOT CRIMINAL?
AND NO ONE COULD DO IT.
HOWEVER MUCH THEY TRIED,
NO ONE COULD FIX IT.

Noel says PEOPLE MADE DECISIONS
AT HIGH LEVELS
TO CONTINUE RUNNING SOURCES
WHO WEREN'T NICE PEOPLE,
THESE PEOPLE, YOU WOULDN'T WANT
TO WALK THROUGH YOUR DOOR.
YOU DIDN'T LIKE
DEALING WITH THEM,
BUT UNFORTUNATELY
THEY STILL SAVED LIVES.

Jimmy says IT WAS A FAIRLY SHADY WORLD,
BUT IT WAS ONE THAT
YOU HAD TO ACCEPT.
VERY FRUSTRATING.
AND...
INFORMANTS ARE
HORRIBLE TO WORK WITH.
[CHUCKLES]
I MEAN, PART OF MY JOB
AS A DETECTIVE
INTERVIEWING TERRORISTS,
EVEN INTERVIEWING
ORDINARY CRIMINALS,
WAS TO RECRUIT THEM,
AND ON SOME LEVEL,
CERTAINLY ON
THE CRIMINAL LEVEL,
YOU'D RUN, OPERATE INFORMANTS
AS ANY DETECTIVE WOULD.
THEY WERE ESSENTIAL.
BUT WHAT'S EMERGING
WAS THERE WAS MAYBE
MORE OF IT ALLOWED TO GO ON
THAN SHOULD HAVE DONE.
AND JUST WHO WAS RUNNING THEM
IS A DIFFERENT QUESTION.
YOU HAD THE POLICE WHO
WOULD BE RUNNING INFORMANTS,
BUT YOU ALSO
HAD THE MILITARY
WHO WOULD BE
RUNNING INFORMANTS.

Billy Hutchinson says THE ORGANIZATION
THAT I WENT TO PRISON FOR,
THE ULSTER VOLUNTEER FORCE,
THE LIKES OF THE POLICE
AND OTHER PEOPLE
HAVE INFILTRATED THEM.
PEOPLE IN BRITISH SECURITY
SERVICES DEFINITELY,
YOU KNOW,
WERE RECRUITING PEOPLE
AND PUTTING THEM
INTO ORGANIZATIONS.
AND ON SOME OCCASIONS WHEN
THE POLICE ARE DOING THIS,
THEY'RE JUST LOOKING
FOR PEOPLE TO GIVE THEM
INFORMATION,
NOT BIG BITS OF INFORMATION,
BUT THEN IF THEY GROW
THE PERSON BIG ENOUGH
IN THAT ORGANIZATION
THEN, YOU KNOW,
IT'S MORE THAN INFORMATION.
IT'S ABOUT HOW DO THEY
DESTROY THE ORGANIZATIONS?
AND THEY DO IT FROM WITHIN.
THEY CREATE CONFUSION.
THEY GIVE MISINFORMATION.
PEOPLE START TO GET KILLED.

A newspaper article appears with the headline "Police informer claims he killed lawyer in his home."

The director says THE DANGER OF RUNNING
HIGHLY PLACED INFORMANTS CAME
WHEN THOSE AGENTS,
UNDER THE PROTECTION
OF THE STATE,
STARTED KILLING PEOPLE.
ONE OF THE MOST
FAMOUS EXAMPLES
WAS NOT FROM THE UVF,
BUT FROM THE IRA.
HE WAS A HIGHLY PLACED TOUT,
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TORTURE
AND MURDER OF OTHER TOUTS.
HIS NAME WAS
FREDDY SCAPPATICCI,
CODE NAME STAKEKNIFE.

A picture of a brown haired man with a mustache appears with the caption "Freddie Scappaticci, aka ‘Stakenife’."

The caption changes to "Danny Morrison. Leading Irish Republican."

Danny is in his fifties, bald and with a goatee. He wears a black polo shirt.

Danny says SCAPPATICCI WAS IN PRISON,
AN INTERNEE IN THE 1970S.
LATER ON HE BECAME
A MEMBER OF THE IRA.
I KNEW HIM, NOT GREATLY,
BUT I KNEW HIM.
HE WAS AN
ACQUAINTANCE OF MINE.
I HAD SEEN HIM
AT REPUBLICAN EVENTS,
AT FUNERALS, ETC.
HE WAS IN CHARGE
OF SECURITY.
PART OF HIS ROLE WAS
INTERROGATING SUSPECTED
IRA INFORMERS AND AGENTS.
HE WAS BREAKING PEOPLE,
GETTING THEM TO ADMIT
THAT THEY WERE INFORMERS,
AND THEN HANDING THEM OVER
TO THE IRA WHO KILLED THEM.
AND THE PEOPLE WHO WERE
RUNNING THESE AGENTS
KNEW THAT ANOTHER AGENT
WAS INVOLVED
IN THE ASSASSINATION
OF AGENTS
WHO WERE ACTUALLY
WORKING FOR THE STATE,
AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN
PROTECTED BY THE STATE
FROM THAT POINT OF VIEW.

The director says HOW IS IT
ADVANTAGEOUS TO THE STATE
TO HAVE THIS GUY
KILLING ALL THESE PEOPLE
WHO WERE INFORMERS
IN THE IRA?

Danny says BECAUSE MY
UNDERSTANDING IS THAT
THE PEOPLE WHO SCAPPATICCI
WAS INTERROGATING,
WERE PEOPLE WHO
THE IRA AT A LOWER LEVEL
SUSPECTED OF
BEING INFORMERS.
SO THEIR VALUE
TO THE SPECIAL BRANCH,
OR TO BRITISH INTELLIGENCE
HAD RUN ITS COURSE.
AND SO THEY SAW
A FURTHER ADVANTAGE
IN HAVING THEIR MAN,
STAKEKNIFE,
BE THE PERSON WHO SAYS,
"THAT PERSON'S GUILTY.
I HAVE BROKEN HIM
UNDER INTERROGATION.
HE SHOULD BE EXECUTED."

The director says TO BE CLEAR,
IT WAS THE IRA THAT WAS
DOING THE EXECUTING.
BUT SINCE BRITISH AGENTS WERE
RUNNING THE SYSTEM OF TOUTS,
THE STATE'S MORAL STANDING
COULD BE COMPROMISED
BY THE KNOWLEDGE
OF CRIMES COMMITTED.
THAT GAVE INFORMANTS POWER
OVER THEIR HANDLERS.

Danny says FREDDY SCAPPATICCI
WAS CHARGED.
FREDDY SCAPPATICCI WOULD
SAY TO HIS HANDLER,
"IF I'M GOING DOWN,
YOU'RE GOING DOWN."
AND THE HANDLER WOULD
TURN ROUND AND SAY
TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT,
"IF I'M GOING DOWN,
"NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET
IS GOING DOWN AS WELL,
"BECAUSE YOU KNEW
ALL ALONG ABOUT THE DIRTY WAR,
ABOUT WHAT WE WERE ASKED TO DO
AND WHAT WE WERE DOING."
THE PAPER TRAIL WILL LEAD
TO 10 DOWNING STREET,
AND THEY CANNOT ALLOW
THAT TO HAPPEN.

John says THERE IS
A PICTURE OF SCAPPATICCI
WHICH SORT OF CAPTURES
JUST HOW SURREAL
THE SECRET WORLD OF AGENTS
HAD BECOME.
HE'S WALKING BEHIND A MAN
WHO WAS A FORMER
SENIOR MEMBER OF THE IRA,
NEXT TO THE COFFIN OF
HIS BROTHER, RUBY DAVISON,
WHO WAS IN FACT
AN INFORMER.
SO WE HAVE GERRY ADAMS
CARRYING THE COFFIN
OF AN INFORMER,
SCAPPATICCI WHO
WAS AN INFORMER,
AND THERE'S ANOTHER
INFORMER BEYOND THE PICTURE
WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR
THIS MURDER IN THE FIRST PLACE.
IT'S SORT OF MADNESS.

Danny says THIS IS
THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT
INVOLVED IN
ASSASSINATING PEOPLE.
IT WAS AS IF THEY WERE
SITTING IN THEIR PARLORS
IN SURREY, OR IN KENT,
PLAYING WAR GAMES
WITH OUR LIVES HERE.

The director says DID THE RUNNING
AND PROTECTION OF
SO MANY INFORMANTS,
ALL WITH HIDDEN MOTIVES,
SPIN OUT OF CONTROL?
IT WAS A QUESTION
THAT HAUNTED
THE LOUGHINISLAND CASE,
AND THE WAY THE MURDER WEAPON
MADE ITS WAY
INTO THE HANDS OF THE KILLERS.
[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

Phil says THE WEAPON
THAT WAS USED IN LOUGHINISLAND
WAS A VZ58.
IT'S A CZEC MADE
ASSAULT RIFLE.
IT LOOKS LIKE
AN AK47 PEOPLE RECOGNIZE,
AND IT'S OFTEN
CALLED AN AK47.
IF THAT WEAPON WAS
USED IN LOUGHINISLAND,
HOW DID IT COME
INTO THE PROVINCE?

The director says TO TRACE
HOW THE WEAPON
GOT INTO THE HANDS
OF THE UVF GUNMEN,
YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND
THE STORY OF THE ARMS RACE
BETWEEN THE LOYALIST
PARAMILITARIES AND THE IRA.
THE IRA WAS
THE FIRST TO SMUGGLE IN
POWERFUL WEAPONS
FROM OVERSEAS.
THEY MADE A DEAL
WITH GADAFFI'S LIBYA
TO PROVIDE THEM ENOUGH
MILITARY ORDNANCE
FOR TWO INFANTRY BATTALIONS,
INCLUDING MACHINE GUNS,
SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES
AND SEMTEX EXPLOSIVES.

A clip shows an explosion on the streets with the caption "London, England."

The director says THE IRA BROUGHT THE CAMPAIGN
TO THE BRITISH CAPITAL, LONDON.
FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS THE IRA
EXPLODED BOMBS IN THE CITY
AND ALL OVER ENGLAND.
FROM SUBWAY STATIONS
TO FINANCIAL MARKETS.
ONE MORTAR ATTACK
NEARLY KILLED
THE PRIME MINISTER JOHN MAJOR.

A news reporter says THE AUDACITY
OF THE ATTACK HAS
SHOCKED LONDONERS.
THE VAN EVIDENTLY STOPPED
FOR SEVERAL MINUTES
JUST OUTSIDE THE MINISTRY
OF DEFENCE ON WHITEHALL.
THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT IS ONLY
A FEW HUNDRED YARDS AWAY.

Barry says THE IRA
HAD CERTAINLY COME
TO THE CONCLUSION
THAT A BOMB IN LONDON WAS
WORTH TEN BOMBS
IN NORTHERN IRELAND.
[SIREN WAILING]

Noel says IT WAS ONE OF
THE BEST STRATEGIES
THE IRA EVER HAD,
BECAUSE OUR OPINION
IN NORTHERN IRELAND
WAS THE BRITISH
GOVERNMENT BELIEVED
THERE WAS AN ACCEPTABLE
LEVEL OF VIOLENCE.
A POLICEMAN GETTING KILLED
IN NORTHERN IRELAND,
A YOUNG CATHOLIC
GETTING MURDERED,
A PROTESTANT
GETTING MURDERED,
A SOLDIER GETTING MURDERED
DIDN'T MEAN MUCH
TO ENGLISH PEOPLE.
THEY REALLY DIDN'T CARE,
TO BE HONEST.
YOU TAKE THE WAR
TO ENGLAND
AND YOU PUT THEM
UNDER PRESSURE,
AND THAT'S WHAT THEY DID
WITH THE LONDON BOMBINGS.
A FEW OF THOSE,
AND OTHER BOMBINGS LATER ON.

A clip shows a bombed building in Brighton, England.

The director says THE ENGLISH
CAMPAIGN BY THE IRA
LED TO THREATS OF ESCALATION
BY THE LOYALISTS.
THAT RAISED QUESTIONS
ABOUT WHETHER
THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT
TRIED HARD ENOUGH
TO STOP THE LOYALISTS
FROM GETTING BIGGER
AND BETTER WEAPONS.

Michael says FOR LOYALIST PARAMILITARIES,
THERE WAS
A STRATEGIC DECISION
TO DO WHAT THEY CALL
RETURN TO SERVE.

A clip shows images of a bombing at burial in a cemetery.

[DISTANT EXPLOSION]
[PEOPLE SCREAMING]

Michael says SO BY ATTACKING
THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
AND BY TERRORIZING
THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY,
THIS WAS A WAY OF
BRINGING THE GAME,
AS THEY SAW IT,
TO THE IRA.
THEREBY IN THEIR VIEW,
PUTTING PRESSURE ON THE IRA
TO STOP THEIR CAMPAIGN.

Holding a microphone, Gerry Adams says "Please, stay calm!"

Michael says AND THEY NEEDED WEAPONS
TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.
AS PART OF OUR INVESTIGATION,
WE FOUND A DOCUMENT
WHICH TALKED ABOUT
AN INFORMANT
WHO WAS REPORTED
TO SPECIAL BRANCH
IN THE LATE 1980S.
HE SAID THAT
LOYALIST PARAMILITARIES
WERE PREPARING TO BUY
A SHIPMENT OF ARMS
FROM OVERSEAS.

The director says DID THE BRITISH STATE
BRING THOSE WEAPONS
INTO NORTHERN IRELAND?
IS THAT WHAT
YOU DISCOVERED?

Phil says NO, I WOULDN'T GO AS FAR
AS TO SAY THAT.

The director says DID THE STATE KNOW THAT
WEAPONS FOR LOYALISTS
WERE COMING?

Phil says DID THE STATE KNOW?
THE STATE, CLEARLY FROM
WHAT WE'VE SEEN,
THE STATE KNEW THAT
THERE WERE PLANS AFOOT
TO BRING WEAPONS IN.

The director says BY LATE 1987,
THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT
WAS WATCHING
THE COASTAL WATERS.
POLICE KNEW THAT
LOYALIST GANGS
HAD ROBBED A BANK
TO BUY A CACHE OF GUNS
FROM SOUTH AFRICA.
IN LATE DECEMBER,
INFORMANTS TOLD
THE MILITARY,
AND THE POLICE,
THAT THE WEAPONS WERE NEARING
NORTHERN IRELAND,
HIDDEN UNDER FLOOR TILES
IN A CONTAINER SHIP.
THEN MYSTERIOUSLY,
THE GOVERNMENT LOST TRACK
OF THE VESSEL
AND THE GUNS LANDED
SOMEWHERE NEAR BELFAST.

John says IT WAS A SHIPMENT
THAT WAS LARGE ENOUGH
TO EQUIP A SMALL ARMY.
I MEAN, WE ARE TALKING
ABOUT HUNDREDS
OF AUTOMATIC WEAPONS,
FRAGMENTATION GRENADES,
ROCKET LAUNCHERS, HANDGUNS.
TENS OF THOUSANDS
OF AMMUNITION.
WE KNOW FROM
THE OMBUDSMAN'S REPORT
THAT AFTER THE SHIPMENT
OF WEAPONS CAME IN,
THEY WERE HELD
AT THE FARMHOUSE
OF ONE JAMES MITCHELL.
MITCHELL'S FARMHOUSE WAS
AT THE HEART OF
WHAT BECAME KNOWN
AS THE GLENNANE GANG.
THIS GLENNANE GANG
WAS COMPRISED
OF MEMBERS OF THE UVF,
SERVING SOLDIERS,
SERVING POLICE OFFICERS.
FROM JAMES MITCHELL'S
FARMHOUSE,
THE MOST APPALLING ACTS OF
TERRORISM HAD BEEN PLOTTED,
GOING BACK AT LEAST
TO 1974.

A picture of James Mitchell appears.

John says DUBLIN MONAGHAN BOMBS,
SOME 30, 33 PEOPLE
WERE KILLED.
THEY WERE TURNING UP,
MACHINE GUNNING
PEOPLE GOING INTO BARS,
POSING AS SOLDIERS WITH
THEIR UNIFORMS AT NIGHT
AT CHECK POINTS AND
GUNNING PEOPLE DOWN.
THEY WERE FEARSOME,
FEARSOME.
AND THEY WERE MEMBERS
OF THE SECURITY FORCES.

Newspaper headlines read "Carnage in Dublin," "Two victims of Armagh pub horror are named," and "Man found shot and wounded on country road."

The director says AT THE FARM,
THE WEAPONS WERE WAITING
TO BE SPLIT THREE WAYS
BETWEEN THREE LOYALIST GANGS,
ONE OF WHICH WAS THE UVF.
ON JANUARY 8TH 1988,
THREE CARS SET OUT
FROM BELFAST TO PICK UP
THEIR SHARES.
ONE OF THE CARS WAS
FOLLOWED BY POLICE,
WHO HAD BEEN TIPPED OFF
BY A LOYALIST INFORMANT.

Niall Murphy says THE SURVEILLANCE OPERATION
LOST SIGHT OF THESE MEN,
AND, THEREFORE,
WERE NOT ABLE TO
TRACK THEM TO
THE LOCATION WHERE
THE ENTIRETY OF THE ARMS DUMP
WAS BEING STORED.
BUT AFTER THEY
LEFT THAT FARM,
THEY WERE PICKED UP,
TWO FORD GRANADAS,
WHICH WERE LADEN DOWN
WITH DOZENS OF VZ58 RIFLES.
THE SUSPECTS FOUND DRIVING
THESE TWO FORD GRANADAS,
HAD STRAW AND MUCK
AND MANURE ON THEIR BOOTS,
SO THEY KNEW THAT
THEY HAD BEEN TO
A FARM TYPE AREA.
AND THE POLICE INTELLIGENCE
KNEW ALL ABOUT
JAMES MITCHELL'S FARM,
BUT THEY DON'T GO THERE.

John says I JUST WONDER, "HMM.
A FARMHOUSE NEAR HERE.
NOW, I WONDER, COULD THAT BE
JAMES MITCHELL'S FARMHOUSE?"
THE NOTION THAT THAT DIDN'T
EVEN OCCUR TO THEM
IS BEYOND BELIEF.
ESPECIALLY BECAUSE
VERY SHORTLY AFTER THE ARREST
OF THOSE LOYALISTS WHOSE
CARS WERE FULL OF GUNS,
SOMEONE TIPPED OFF
JAMES MITCHELL
THAT THE SECURITY FORCES
MIGHT SOON BE COMING
TO LOOK AT HIS FARM.
AND THE REST OF THE GUNS
WERE MOVED VERY SWIFTLY.
SO YOU'VE GOT ONE HALF
OF THE STATE
TRYING TO INTERDICT
THIS STUFF,
AND YOU'VE GOT
ANOTHER SECTION
WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE
GATHERING COMMUNITY
DETERMINED TO
UNDERMINE THAT EFFORT,
AND THEY SUCCEED
IN DOING SO.
IT'S AN APPALLING STORY.
REALLY APPALLING STORY.

Noel says THE UVF,
THEY ENDED UP WITH
THE CAPABILITY
THEY DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE.
THE PAINTINGS
APPEARED ON WALLS
OF THE GUYS STANDING
WITH THE VZ58S.
GUNS GOT AWAY,
AND THEY WERE USED IN MURDERS,
OVER 70 MURDERS.

John says AT LEAST 70,
SEVEN ZERO PEOPLE
WERE KILLED
BY THE RIFLES ALONE.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE
KILLED BY THE BULLETS
AND THE FRAGMENTATION
GRENADES,
AND THE REST OF IT...
WE DON'T KNOW.
AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE
DIED AS A RESULT
OF THOSE GUNS COMING
INTO NORTHERN IRELAND.

Niall Murphy says ONE OF THOSE WEAPONS LEFT
THE FARM IN GLENNANE
AND WOULD REACH
ITS MURDEROUS CONCLUSION
ON THE 18TH OF JUNE, 1994,
IN LOUGHINISLAND.
THERE IS A BALLISTIC
SPECIFIC TRAIL.
THE SERIAL NUMBER
OF THE WEAPON THAT WAS
USED IN LOUGHINISLAND
FALLS SPECIFICALLY IN
BETWEEN TWO WEAPONS
THAT WERE RECOVERED
AFTER THE ARMS IMPORTATION
IN JANUARY 1988.

The TV commentator says WELL, THAT'S A GREAT
ENCOURAGING START,
AND CERTAINLY THE TEAM PLAYING
AS IF THEY WERE
AMONG THE ELITE,
AND DESERVEDLY SO.

The director says AND CAMERA MAKER.
[MARKER CLAPS]

The director says SO, ABOUT SIX MONTHS
AFTER THE MASSACRE,
POLICE HAD A SIGNIFICANT
BREAKTHROUGH
WHEN THEY RECEIVED
AN ANONYMOUS CALL?

Phil says FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND,
THE CALL WAS MADE TO
A CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING LINE
MAINTAINED BY THE RUC,
AND BASICALLY,
BASICALLY WANTED TO
PASS INFORMATION
AS TO THE POTENTIAL
IDENTITIES
OF PEOPLE INVOLVED
IN THE IN SHOOTING,
IN THE SHOOTING
AT LOUGHINISLAND,
AND GAVE NAMES
IN RELATION TO THAT.

The director says AND WERE THOSE NAMES
THE SAME NAMES OF THE SUSPECTS?

Phil says THEY'RE ALL RELEVANT
NAMES, YES. OH, YEAH.
AND IT WASN'T
TOO FAR LATER
WHEN IT WAS FOLLOWED UP
BY A WRITTEN ANONYMOUS LETTER
DELIVERED TO A LOCAL COUNCILLOR,
THAT AGAIN ARTICULATED
THE SAME INFORMATION
AND NAMING THE SAME PEOPLE
AS BEING INVOLVED.

The director says BUT YOU WEREN'T
ABLE TO ASCERTAIN
WHETHER THE POLICE KNEW
WHO THIS ANONYMOUS SOURCE
WAS?

Michael says YES, THE POLICE KNEW WHO
THE SOURCE WAS, YEAH.

The director says AND DO YOU KNOW
HOW THEY KNEW?

Michael says ALEX, YOU'RE TAKING ME
INTO AN AREA
I DON'T REALLY
WANT TO GO TO,
BECAUSE OF THE CONSTRAINTS
FROM WHICH I OPERATE UNDER.
I MEAN, THE POLICE
HAD INFORMATION
WHICH THEY
COULD HAVE EXPLOITED
AND IN MY VIEW THEY DIDN'T
DO IT PARTICULARLY WELL.
I THINK THAT'S ALL
I'M PREPARED TO SAY
AT THIS STAGE.

The director says HOW EXACTLY
WERE THE POLICE
ABLE TO IDENTIFY
THIS ANONYMOUS CALLER,
GIVEN THAT IT WAS
ANONYMOUS?

Phil sighs heavily and says I'M ONLY, I'M ONLY TAKING
A MOMENT TO THINK
ABOUT SOME OF THE POTENTIAL
DANGERS IN THIS LINE.
AND I APPRECIATE FULLY WHERE
YOU WANT TO GO WITH THIS,
WHAT YOU WANT
TO GLEAN OFF IT,
BUT I ALSO AM REALLY, REALLY
CONSCIOUS OF THE POTENTIALS,
POTENTIAL DANGERS BEHIND IT.
BECAUSE I CAN ANSWER THAT,
BUT I KNOW WHAT YOUR
NEXT QUESTION'S GOING TO BE,
AND I'M GOING, AT THAT POINT
I WOULD SHUT YOU DOWN
COMPLETELY,
BECAUSE IT'S...
BECAUSE I'D BE ASKING
THE SAME QUESTION
BEING IN YOUR SHOES.

The director says WAS THERE
ANY OTHER EVIDENCE,
OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION
THAT CAME...

(music plays)

The director says OF COURSE, I WANTED TO KNOW
THE NAME OF
THE ANONYMOUS CALLER,
AND WHETHER IT WAS
THE SAME PERSON
WHO'D WRITTEN THE LETTER.
BUT THE INVESTIGATORS
WEREN'T TALKING.
TO PROTECT WITNESSES,
THEY WERE WILLING TO TELL US
THE PLOT OF THE STORY,
BUT NOT THE NAMES
OF THE CHARACTERS.
SO THE OMBUDSMAN'S
INVESTIGATION
WAS A BEWILDERING THICKET
OF LETTERS AND NUMBERS
"PERSON A, PERSON M,
POLICE OFFICER 12."
WHO WERE THESE PEOPLE?
THE ANSWER CAME IN THE FORM
OF ANOTHER ANONYMOUS TIP.
IN 2011, SOMEONE UPSET
BY THE LOUGHINISLAND
COVER UP,
LEAKED A DOCUMENT TO
JOURNALIST BARRY MCCAFFREY.

Barry says THE LEAKED DOCUMENT
CAME THROUGH THE POST.
I STILL DON'T KNOW
TO THIS DAY
WHAT PRICKED SOMEBODY'S
CONSCIENCE TO SEND IT.
MAYBE IT WAS
THE FACT THAT...
THEY KNEW WE WERE
WORKING ON THIS STORY
AND THAT THE FAMILIES
WEREN'T GETTING THE ANSWERS,
OR HADN'T BEEN
GIVEN THE ANSWERS.
THE DOCUMENT WAS
AN UNPUBLISHED REPORT
CARRIED OUT BY
THE PREVIOUS OMBUDSMAN
INTO THE LOUGHINISLAND
ATROCITY.
THIS REPORT HAD PRECEDED
AL HUTCHINSON'S REPORT.
IT HAD BEEN DATED 2008.

The director says THE LEAKED REPORT
WAS A DRAFT,
SO IT WAS UNREDACTED.
IT CONTAINED REAL NAMES
AND CRITICAL DETAILS
ABOUT THE CASE THAT HAD
NEVER BEEN DISCLOSED.
THE TEXT OF THE ANONYMOUS
LETTER WAS MISSING,
BUT THE REPORT REVEALED
THE NAME OF THE MAN
TO WHOM THE LETTER WAS SENT.
PATSY TOMAN,
A LOCAL POLITICIAN
WHO ARRIVED AT THE HEIGHTS BAR
JUST AFTER THE SHOOTING.
[SPEAKING]

Patsy Toman is in his late forties, clean-shaven and with short receding gray hair. He wears glasses, a gray suit, a white shirt and a black tie.

Patsy says "There’s five people lying dead in there. If the names that I’ve been given are their proper names, I know every one of them personally. The people who have carried all these deeds in Northern Ireland are the scum of the earth. What is them five deaths tonight going to prove? What is it going to gain?"

The caption changes to "Patsy Toman. Local SDLP Councillor."

Patsy says I GOT THIS LETTER
ON VALENTINE'S DAY,
AND I SAYS MAYBE SOMEBODY'S
SENDING ME A VALENTINE CARD.
BUT AS I READ DOWN IT,
I FOUND OUT THAT
IT WAS SERIOUS,
AND VERY SERIOUS.
AND IT SEEMED TO BE...
I THOUGHT IT WAS
A LADY'S WRITING,
THE SORT OF WRITING.
"DEAR MR. TOMAN,
I AM WRITING TO ADVISE YOU
OF CERTAIN FACTS
"THAT I THINK WOULD BE
OF INTEREST TO YOU
"IN YOUR QUEST TO CAGE
THE LOUGHINISLAND MURDERS.
"WHEN I SAW YOU ON TV
AFTER THE INQUEST,
"I FELT THAT I HAD TO
LET SOMEONE KNOW
WHAT I WAS PRIVY TO.
"THE MEN ARRESTED
AFTER THE MURDER
"WERE INDEED
CLOSE TO THE CULPRITS.
THE COMMANDER
OF THE OPERATION..."
NO, I'M SORRY,
I'M NOT GOING TO READ IT.
NO, THANKS.

Patsy says "They were after me once, they’ll be after me again."

The director says PATSY HAD
REASON TO BE AFRAID.
BEFORE THE LOUGHINISLAND
MASSACRE,
HIS HOUSE HAD BEEN BOMBED
BY LOYALIST TERRORISTS.
MORE THAN 20 YEARS LATER,
HE WAS STILL AFRAID TO READ
THE SECTION OF THE LETTER
THAT NAMED
THE ALLEGED KILLERS.

Patsy says "I can’t take the risk."

Patsy says ALL RIGHT?

The director says PATSY HAD GIVEN
THE ORIGINAL LETTER
TO THE POLICE,
WHO THEN LOST IT.
BUT PATSY KEPT A COPY
AND WAS WILLING TO SHARE IT
YEARS LATER
WITH BARRY MCCAFFREY.

Barry says "THE GUNMAN WAS
ONE RONNIE HAWTHORN,
"A MARRIED MAN FROM CLOUGH.
"GUNMAN TWO WAS ALAN TAYLOR,
SINGLE FROM DUNDRUM.
"THE DRIVER OF THE GETAWAY CAR
WAS GORMAN MCMULLAN,
"A CONVICTED TERRORIST
FROM BELFAST
"AND A LEADING LIGHT
IN THE BELFAST UVF.
"I WAS PRIVY TO THIS INFO,
BECAUSE I WAS
"IN THE ORIGINAL PLANNING
OF THE MURDERS.
"I PULLED OUT OF THE ATTACK
DUE TO A PRIOR ENGAGEMENT
"THAT I COULDN'T COVER UP.
"THE POLICE INDEED HAD
THE BOYS IN FOR QUESTIONING,
"BUT AS A POLICEMAN TOLD ME,
'"WE KNOW WHO DONE IT,
BUT WE CAN'T PROVE IT.
"AND WITHOUT PROOF OR
STATEMENTS THEY'LL GO FREE.'
"HAWTHORN AND TAYLOR,
THEY TOOK PART IN THE ATTACK
"ON THE THIERAFURTH PUB
IN KILCOO A FEW YEARS AGO,
"AND VARIOUS OTHER INCIDENTS
IN THE AREA.
"THIS INFORMATION WILL
SOMEHOW EASE MY CONSCIENCE,
"BUT WILL NEVER FULLY
CLEAR MY NAME.
"BUT I DO THIS FOR
THE FAMILY AND CHILDREN
"OF THE MEN WHO WERE
SLAUGHTERED IN LOUGHINISLAND.
CONTRIBUTED, MAY WE ALL
LIVE IN PEACE."

The director says IT TURNED OUT THAT
THE PEOPLE NAMED AS THE KILLERS
IN THE ANONYMOUS LETTER
WERE ALSO KEY SUSPECTS
NAMED IN THE LEAKED REPORT.
WERE THESE THE SAME PEOPLE
THAT MAGUIRE HAD FOCUSED ON
IN HIS INVESTIGATION?
WE LOOKED AT BOTH DOCUMENTS,
AND BY CROSS REFERENCING
ARREST DATES,
WERE ABLE TO BREAK THE CODE
AND PUT NAMES
TO ALL THE CYPHERS.
PERSON I WAS
GORMAN MCMULLAN,
NAMED BY THE LETTER
AS THE DRIVER.
PERSON M WAS ALAN TAYLOR,
NAMED AS THE MAN
WHO HELD THE DOOR.
PERSON A, ACCUSED OF BEING
THE RINGLEADER OF THE GANG
AND THE GUNMAN,
WAS RONALD HAWTHORN.
THE LEAKED DOCUMENT
REVEALED SOMETHING ELSE.
THE AUTHOR OF
THE ANONYMOUS LETTER
AND THE PERSON WHO MADE
THE ANONYMOUS PHONE CALL
WERE ONE AND THE SAME.
HILLARY HAWTHORN,
THE WIFE OF RONNIE HAWTHORN.
WE DON'T KNOW WHAT
HILLARY HAWTHORN LOOKS LIKE.
THERE ARE NO IMAGES OF HER
OR RONNIE HAWTHORN ONLINE.
WE FOUND AN ARTICLE ABOUT
RONNIE'S ARREST
FOR THE PHOTO MONTAGE.
WE FOUND RONNIE AND HILLARY'S
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE.
THEY WERE MARRIED IN
A PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
IN CLOUGH,
A FEW MILES
FROM LOUGHINISLAND,
TEN YEARS BEFORE THE KILLING.
HE WAS 24, SHE WAS 18.
DID SHE KNOW THEN WHAT KIND
OF MAN SHE WAS MARRYING?
WE ALSO KNOW THAT HILLARY
WAS CLOSE TO LOCAL POLICE.
A DETECTIVE TOLD ME
SHE HAD ACTUALLY WORKED
IN THE CANTEEN OF
THE NEWCASTLE POLICE STATION.
THAT'S HOW THEY
RECOGNIZED HER VOICE
WHEN SHE MADE
THE ANONYMOUS CALL.
BROUGHT IN FOR QUESTIONING,
HILLARY HAWTHORN ADMITTED
WRITING THE LETTER.
AREA POLICE SAID SHE DID IT
TO PUNISH HER HUSBAND
FOR CHEATING ON HER.
WHAT'S HARD TO UNDERSTAND
IS WHY SHE WAS NEVER
CHARGED WITH A CRIME.

Niall Murphy says SHE WAS INDEED ARRESTED,
BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT
SHE SAID IN THE INTERVIEWS,
BECAUSE POLICE FORTUITOUSLY
DESTROYED THOSE NOTES
AND WE DON'T KNOW WHY
SHE WASN'T CHARGED.
BUT THE LINE IN THIS LETTER
THAT STATES,
"I WAS PRIVY
TO THIS INFORMATION,
BECAUSE I WAS IN THE ORIGINAL
PLANNING OF THE MURDERS."
HOW THIS ONE PERSON
WAS NOT CHARGED
BEFORE THE COURT
WITH CONSPIRACY TO MURDER,
AND WHO KNOWS WHAT
THE AUTHOR OF THIS LETTER
WOULD HAVE WANTED TO DO
IN TERMS OF PERHAPS EVEN
TURNING STATES EVIDENCE.
WE DON'T KNOW,
BECAUSE SHE WASN'T CHARGED.

The director says THE QUESTION OF WHY
LEADS TO THE MAN WHO
INTERROGATED HILLARY HAWTHORN,
POLICE OFFICER 4,
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR
ALBERT CARROLL.
IT TURNS OUT HE WAS
THE DEPUTY SIO IN CHARGE
OF LOUGHINISLAND,
BUT LEFT ON VACATION
THE DAY AFTER THE KILLING.
HE HAD ALSO BEEN INVOLVED
IN THREE OTHER
MURDER INVESTIGATIONS
REGARDING THE HAWTHORNE GANG.
HE RETIRED IN 2011.
BARRY MCCAFFREY
WENT LOOKING FOR HIM.
WHERE DID YOU FIND
ALBERT CARROLL?

Barry says IN A SMALL VILLAGE
IN FRANCE.

A caption reads "Beaumont de Lomagne, France."

Barry says IT TOOK A LONG TIME
TO CONVINCE HIM
TO EVEN MEET US.
WE HAD MET HIM
IN A LITTLE HOTEL.
MR. CARROLL, HE COULDN'T
EXPLAIN TO US
WHY HE HADN'T CHARGED
HILLARY WITH CONSPIRACY.
I GOT THE DISTINCT
IMPRESSION THAT
MR. CARROLL WANTED TO KNOW
MORE WHAT WE KNEW ABOUT HIM
THAN WHAT HE WAS GOING TO
TELL US ABOUT LOUGHINISLAND.

The director says DID YOU SHOW ALBERT CARROLL
THE LEAKED REPORT
IN WHICH HE WAS NAMED?

Barry says YES.

The director says WHAT WAS HIS REACTION
WHEN HE SAW HOW MUCH
YOU KNEW ABOUT HIS ROLE?

Barry says HE SHIT HIMSELF.
[CREW LAUGHING]

Barry says YES.
HE WAS VERY DEFENSIVE...
YES, YEAH.
YEAH, HE WAS VERY
DEFENSIVE AND EDGY.

The director says CARROLL WAS KEEPING SECRETS,
BUT HE DID REVEAL
A NEW DETAIL.
WHEN HILLARY WAS ARRESTED,
RONNIE WAS THERE.
RONNIE KNEW ABOUT THE LETTER
AND WHY IT WAS WRITTEN.
BUT INSTEAD OF
CHARGING HILLARY,
OR USING HER
TO GET TO RONNIE,
CARROLL LET HER GO
WITH A VAGUE PROMISE
THAT SHE WOULD HELP MAKE SURE
THAT HER HUSBAND
WOULDN'T KILL IN THE FUTURE.
WHAT DO YOU SUSPECT
IS THE REASON
HILLARY WAS NEVER CHARGED?

Niall Murphy says I SUSPECT
THAT THE AUTHOR
OF THIS LETTER
WASN'T CHARGED TO ENSURE
THAT THE POLICE'S WIDER
INTELLIGENCE AGENDA
WAS NOT DISRUPTED.

John says THERE WAS
A KIND OF CULTURE
OF PICTURE BUILDING.
THE REQUIREMENT FOR
INTELLIGENCE GATHERING WAS
MORE STRATEGIC
THAN IT WAS
TO SERVE THE CRIMINAL
JUSTICE SYSTEM.
AND THE INTELLIGENCE TAIL
BEGAN TO WAG THE DOG.

The director says THAT ISSUE HUNG OVER THE CASE.
WAS INTELLIGENCE
AND PROTECTING INFORMANTS
MORE IMPORTANT
THAN SOLVING THE CRIME?
AND JUST BEFORE THE KILLING,
WHAT DID THE POLICE KNOW
AND WHEN DID THEY KNOW IT?

Jimmy Binns says SO TWO, MAYBE THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE MURDERS,
ON ONE PARTICULAR NIGHT,
LATE INTO THE NIGHT,
HALF PAST 10:00,
11 O'CLOCK,
I WAS AT A COUNTRY BAR,
WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN
ABOUT TEN OR 15 MILES
AWAY FROM LOUGHINISLAND.
AND TWO DETECTIVES CAME IN,
MY COLLEAGUES.
THEY HAD JUST BEEN TO
A MEETING IN ARMAGH,
WHICH IS WHERE SENIOR
DETECTIVE CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT
WOULD HAVE BEEN.
AND IN THE CONVERSATION
WITH ONE OF THEM,
OUT OF EAR SHOT
OF EVERYBODY ELSE,
WHAT WAS TOLD TO ME IS THAT
THERE WAS A PHONE CALL
MADE AT HALF PAST 6:00 ON
THE EVENING OF THE SHOOTING,
AND THAT THE SHOOTING
HAD BEEN CALLED OFF.
A PHONE CALL HAD BEEN
MADE BY AN INFORMANT
AT HALF PAST 6:00
SAYING THE SHOOTING
HAD BEEN CALLED OFF,
BECAUSE THE CAR
WAS UNRELIABLE.

The director says WE KNOW THAT
THE KILLING WASN'T CALLED OFF,
BUT DID SPECIAL BRANCH
KNOW BEFORE THE MURDER
THAT THERE WAS A PLAN,
AND THAT THE KILLERS WERE
HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THEIR CAR?

Phil reads an excerpt of the report. He says "On the day of the Loughinisland murders Person I was seen in Newcastle talking to Persons A and M in Main Street. It is known that Person A, M, K and B are aware that there was a mechanical problem with the vehicle."

The director says ACCORDING TO THE LETTER,
PERSON A WAS RONNIE HAWTHORN,
THE GUNMAN.
PERSON I WAS MCMULLAN,
THE DRIVER.
PERSON M WAS ALAN TAYLOR,
THE MAN WHO HELD THE DOOR.
AN INFORMER TOLD POLICE
THAT THE THREE OF THEM WERE ON
MAIN STREET IN NEWCASTLE?

Phil says YEAH.
"AT TEA-TIME ON
THE 18TH OF JUNE 1994,
"A PHONE CALL WAS MADE
TO FRENCHIE'S BAR,
"EITHER BY PERSON A
OR PERSON M,
ASKING TO SPEAK TO
PERSON B URGENTLY."

The director says HOW DID
SPECIAL BRANCH KNOW THAT?

Phil says I CAN'T TELL YOU THAT.
I KNOW HOW THEY
GET TO KNOW THAT,
BUT I CAN'T TELL YOU THAT,
I'M SORRY.
IT'S PERFECTLY LEGITIMATE
HOW THEY KNOW THAT.

The director says WAS THERE A BUG
ON THE PHONE?

Phil says IT'S NOT.

The director says WELL, WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE
INVOLVED AN INFORMER?

Phil says ALL I WILL TELL YOU IS THAT
WE HAVE SEEN
INTELLIGENCE THAT SAYS ONE OF THE LEGITIMATE
SUSPECTS IN THE INVESTIGATION
WAS A POLICE INFORMER
AND CONTINUED TO BE
FOR SOME TIME AFTERWARDS.

The director says AND IT COULD BE
MORE THAN ONE,
OR AT LEAST ONE?

Phil says AT LEAST ONE.
I MEAN, WE HAVE
SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFIED ONE
UH, WITHIN THE SUSPECT
GROUP THAT
FOR OUR INVESTIGATION
PURPOSES WAS RELEVANT.
BUT THERE CERTAINLY COULD BE
MORE THAN ONE WITHIN THAT,
BUT WE ARE ONLY
CONCERNED WITH ONE.

Jimmy says BY AND LARGE
ON THE GROUND,
PEOPLE WANTED TO SOLVE CRIME
AND CATCH CRIMINALS.
BUT IN LOUGHINISLAND,
INFORMANTS WERE INVOLVED,
AND THAT'S WHERE
THE LINES BECOME BLURRY.
HAD THE EVENT RAN ITS COURSE
WITHOUT ANY INFORMANT,
IT WAS JUST
A STRAIGHTFORWARD MURDER
THAT NOTHING
COULD BE DONE ABOUT,
NOBODY KNEW ABOUT IT.
BUT THEN WHEN SOMETHING
COULD HAVE INTERVENED
AND IT DOESN'T,
THAT RAISES
A LOT OF QUESTIONS.

Barry says SPECIAL BRANCH
HAD INTELLIGENCE
ON THESE INDIVIDUALS
PRIOR TO THE ATTACK
AND THEN THE GETAWAY CAR
WAS FOUND
A SHORT DISTANCE FROM
THE FAMILY HOME
OF MAN A, RONNIE HAWTHORN.
BUT POLICE NEVER SEARCHED
THE HAWTHORNS' FAMILY HOME.
IT HAS NEVER
BEEN SEARCHED.

Michael says ANOTHER CRITICAL
PIECE OF INFORMATION
WE FOUND DISTURBING
WAS THAT
INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE
ARRESTED IN AUGUST,
AT THE BACK END OF AUGUST,
WERE WARNED THE NIGHT BEFORE
THAT THEY WERE
GOING TO BE ARRESTED.
AND SUBSEQUENTLY TO THAT,
WE LEARNED THAT THE POLICE
THEN HAD FURTHER INFORMATION
THAT THE INDIVIDUAL
WHO WARNED THEM
HAD BEEN A POLICE OFFICER,
AND THAT WAS
HUGELY CONCERNING.

A caption reads "Gough Barracks, Northern Ireland."

The director says OF THE FOUR
SUSPECTS WARNED,
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WAS
PERSON A, RONNIE HAWTHORN.
PRIOR TO LOUGHINISLAND,
HE HAD BEEN CHARGED IN
CONNECTION WITH ONE MURDER
AND IMPLICATED IN
A STRING OF OTHERS.
IN THE CASE OF THE MASSACRE,
HE WAS NAMED THE DAY
AFTER AS A LIKELY SUSPECT,
AND THE GETAWAY CAR WAS
FOUND WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
FROM HIS FAMILY HOME.
YET THE POLICE
WAITED TWO MONTHS
BEFORE HAWTHORN WAS FINALLY
BROUGHT IN FOR QUESTIONING.

Jimmy says WE INTERVIEWED
HAWTHORN, YEAH.
HE'D BEEN ARRESTED
EARLY HOURS,
PROBABLY FIVE, SIX O'CLOCK
IN THE MORNING.

The director says DID HAWTHORN HIMSELF
SEEM TO BE SMUG
IN THE INTERVIEW?
I MEAN, WAS HE,
YOU KNOW, PRETTY RELAXED?

Jimmy says HE WASN'T STRESSED,
THAT'S FOR SURE.
IN MY MIND
HE WAS JUST A TERRORIST.
JUST A HATEFUL...
A HATING...
UH, BIGOT YOU KNOW,
KILLING A CATHOLIC TO HIM
WAS LIKE WIPING HIS SHOE,
A FLY OFF HIS SHOE.
THAT'S WHAT HE WAS TO ME.
AND IF I'D HAVE
GOT IN HIS WAY,
I'VE NO DOUBT HE'D
HAVE SHOT ME, TOO.

The director says INSIDE THE POLICE STATION,
THE INTERROGATION WAS
MORE THAN A LITTLE STRANGE.
THE ACTUAL QUESTIONING
ABOUT LOUGHINISLAND
ONLY LASTED FOR
ABOUT TEN MINUTES.
THIS WAS A KIND
OF A CHARADE,
IT WAS LIKE I HAVE TO TALK
TO YOU ABOUT SOMETHING,
BUT WE'RE JUST
PRETENDING HERE?

Jimmy says "WE HAVE TO BE HERE
FOR TWO HOURS,
LET'S HAVE A CHAT.
"OKAY? WE HAVE TO
BE HERE FOR TWO HOURS.
YOU KILLED THESE PEOPLE,
YOU WERE THE GUNMAN."
"NO, I WASN'T."
"ALL RIGHT.
"YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT GOING
TO GET ANYWHERE HERE.
"YOU'RE NOT
GOING TO ADMIT IT.
THAT'S FINE,
LET'S HAVE A CHAT."

The director says THEN THE CONVERSATION
TURNED AWAY FROM
INTERROGATING HAWTHORN,
TO ENCOURAGING HIM
TO COMMIT A MURDER.
TO KILL AN IRA GUNMAN
WHO POSED A THREAT
TO THE DETECTIVE.

Jimmy says SO THIS DETECTIVE
SPENT MOST OF THE TIME
TELLING HAWTHORN THAT IF HE
DOESN'T KILL THIS
CATHOLIC GUNMAN SOON,
THIS CATHOLIC GUNMAN
IS GOING TO GET HIM.
SO YOU'RE TELLING THE CAT
KILL THE MOUSE
BEFORE THE MOUSE GETS YOU,
BECAUSE I'M SHIT SCARED
OF THE MOUSE KILLING ME.
IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

The director says SO HE WAS
TELLING HAWTHORN,
"YOU BETTER GET
THIS CATHOLIC GUNMAN."

Jimmy says "BECAUSE HE'S GOING
TO GET YOU."
BUT WHY IS HE DOING THAT?
BECAUSE I'M PETRIFIED THAT
GUY'S COMING FOR ME.
AND THEN HAWTHORN WAS
RELEASED FROM ARMAGH,
GOUGH BARRACKS,
PROBABLY ABOUT
SIX O'CLOCK THE NEXT NIGHT.
IT WAS JUST DISGUSTING,
IT WAS.

The director says FIVE YEARS LATER,
HAWTHORN WAS ARRESTED AGAIN.
DNA TESTING ON THE HAIR
FOUND IN THE DUFFLE BAG
REVEALED A MATCH
TO HAWTHORN'S FAMILY.
BUT WITHIN A DAY
HE WAS RELEASED
DUE TO
INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE.

Jimmy says I NEVER WANTED TO BELIEVE
THERE WAS COLLUSION
IN ANY OF THE MURDERS
I WAS AT.
BUT LOUGHINISLAND,
YOU'D HAVE TO SAY SOMEONE
WAS BEING PROTECTED.
AND THE TRUTH IS BEING
WITHHELD FROM THE FAMILIES.
THERE WAS NO DRIVE AT ALL
TO SOLVE A MURDER.

[SOLEMN MUSIC PLAYING]

The director says HOPE FOR
THE FAMILIES ARRIVED
WITH A NOTICE THAT
THE OMBUDSMAN WAS NEARING
THE END OF HIS INVESTIGATION.
IN THE SPRING OF 2016,
I TRAVELED BACK
TO LOUGHINISLAND
FOR THE MOMENT
IN A PRIVATE MEETING WITH
THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES
WHEN MAGUIRE WOULD REVEAL
WHAT HE HAD DISCOVERED.

Claire says WHAT DO YOU THINK
THE OUTCOME OF THIS WILL BE?

Emma says I DON'T KNOW,
I'M NEARLY
AFRAID TO THINK ABOUT IT.

Claire says I DON'T WANT TO THINK
ABOUT IT EITHER.
IT COULDN'T BE ANY WORSE
THAN THE LAST ONE,
BUT YOU CAN'T HOLD OUT
MUCH HOPE.

Emma says NO.

Claire says WE HAVE BEEN LET DOWN
SO MANY TIMES,
WE DON'T WANT TO BE GETTING
OUR HOPES UP AGAIN.

Emma says NO, BUT...

Claire says IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE
THAT AFTER ALL THIS TIME
THEY MIGHT EVENTUALLY
ADMIT THE TRUTH.

Emma says HOPEFULLY.

Claire says MY GRANDCHILDREN
ARE NOW STARTING TO ASK,
"WHAT HAPPENED TO GRANDAD?
DID ANYBODY GO TO JAIL?
WAS ANYBODY PUNISHED?"
BECAUSE CHILDREN ARE TAUGHT
FROM NO HEIGHT
IF YOU DO WRONG
YOU'LL BE PUNISHED.
SHOULD YOU BE SENT TO
YOUR ROOM OR, YOU KNOW,
YOU WON'T GET ANY
SWEETS OR WHATEVER.
YOU MUST LEARN TO...

Emma says GET YOUR
PLAY STATION TAKEN OFF YOU.

Claire says YOUR PLAY STATION, WHATEVER.
SO...
SO, I NEED ANSWERS FOR HIM.

A caption reads "Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. June 8th, 2016."

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

Families of the victims gather in a venue along with Michael and Niall Murphy.

Michael says OKAY, READY TO GO?
WELL, GOOD AFTERNOON.

All say GOOD AFTERNOON.

Michael says UM...
TODAY HAS BEEN THE DAY
THAT WE HAVE
BEEN WAITING FOR.
IT'S BEEN A LONG JOURNEY,
LONGER THAN IT SHOULD
HAVE BEEN, I THINK,
AND I'M CERTAINLY
AWARE OF PEOPLE
THAT WOULD LIKE
TO HAVE BEEN HERE,
BUT CAN'T THROUGH
THE PASSAGE OF TIME,
AND MY SYMPATHIES
TO THOSE FAMILIES.
THANK YOU FOR STICKING WITH
ME AS WE INCH CLOSER
TO THE PUBLICATION
OF THIS REPORT.
I APPRECIATE
YOUR PATIENCE,
EVEN THOUGH I
RECOGNIZE THAT AT TIMES
WE DIDN'T DESERVE IT.
BUT I AM GRATEFUL FOR
THE FACT THAT YOU'VE
WORKED WITH ME
WHILE WE HAVE INCHED
TOWARDS THE PUBLICATION
OF THIS DOCUMENT.
I'M GOING TO
TELL YOU MY CONCLUSION,
AND THEN I'M GOING
TO TELL YOU
HOW I ARRIVED
AT THAT CONCLUSION
BASED ON THE INFORMATION
THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED.
WHEN I LOOKED
AT ALL THE INFORMATION,
WHICH I WILL SPELL OUT
THIS AFTERNOON,
I HAVE NO HESITATION
IN SAYING THAT COLLUSION
WAS A SIGNIFICANT ELEMENT
IN RELATION TO THE KILLINGS
IN LOUGHINISLAND.
THE REPORT IS DIVIDED
INTO THREE AREAS.
THE ARMS IMPORTATION
IN 1987,
THE EVENTS PRIOR TO
THE ATTACK ON LOUGHINISLAND,
THE INVESTIGATION
INTO THE...

Niall Murphy says THIS IS 22 YEARS
THAT THESE FAMILIES
HAVE WAITED PATIENTLY,
WITH DIGNITY, THEY HAVE
CAMPAIGNED FEROCIOUSLY.
EVERYBODY KNOWS
THE PAIN AND TRAUMA
THAT YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH.
AND I THINK THAT THE MEMORY
OF YOUR LOVED ONES
HAS HAD DIGNITY
RESTORED TO THEM.

Emma says THAT'S ALL WE EVER WANTED
WAS SOMEBODY
TO TELL US THE TRUTH.
EVERY SINGLE PERSON
IN THIS ROOM,
ALL WE WANTED WAS THE TRUTH
OF WHAT HAPPENED.

Claire says IT'S JUST HARD TO TAKE IN.
THERE'S PARTS OF IT THAT
YOU HAVE TO KIND OF PARK UP,
BECAUSE I COULDN'T
TAKE IT ALL IN.

She cries and says SORRY.
[APPLAUSE]

A newspaper headline reads "The truth at last."

At a press conference, Niall Murphy says THIS REPORT IS ONE OF THE
MOST DAMNING EXPOSITIONS
OF STATE COLLUSION
IN MASS MURDER
THAT HAS EVER
BEEN PUBLISHED.

Moira says WE HAD THE TRUTH TODAY,
22 YEARS ON.
NOW IT'S TIME FOR JUSTICE
AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

Aidan says WE ALL DESERVE
AND DEMAND JUSTICE
FROM THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT
WHO ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE.

Moira says THIS WAS
THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG,
BUT THERE'S STILL TWO THIRDS
OF IT BURIED BELOW.
THE PUBLICATION
OF THE REPORT,
IT CAUSED RIPPLES,
THAT IT HAS IMPINGED ON
A LOT OF OTHER CASES
AND A LOT OF PEOPLE
HOPEFULLY
WILL HAVE GAINED
A WEE BIT OF HOPE
THAT THEY MAY GET ANSWERS
SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE,
AND JUST KEEP
HAMMERING AWAY AT IT.

Niall Murphy says IT'S 160 PAGES.
IF YOU REMEMBER THE LAST
REPORT IN 2011 WAS 63 PAGES,
AND OF SUBSTANCE
WAS PROBABLY ABOUT 55.
SO THERE IS AN IMMENSE
AMOUNT OF DETAIL IN THIS THAT.

The director says THE FINDING
OF COLLUSION WAS A VICTORY
FOR THE FAMILIES.
BUT THERE WERE MANY DETAILS
THAT WERE NOT REVEALED TO THEM.
DETAILS THAT
I HAD UNCOVERED.
THE NAMES OF
THE ALLEGED KILLERS,
THE CONTENTS OF THE LETTER,
THE STRANGE ROLE PLAYED
BY THE SUSPECTED
GUNMAN'S WIFE.
THEN THERE WAS THE QUESTION
OF WHY THE POLICE
STILL REFUSED
TO CHARGE ANYONE.
THAT WAS LINKED
TO THE MYSTERY
THAT STILL HAUNTED THE CASE.
WHO WAS THE INFORMANT?

Niall Murphy says THERE NEEDS TO
BE ACCOUNTABILITY.
DR. MAGUIRE HAS MORE
INFORMATION TO BRIEF US WITH,
SO WHAT HE HAS TOLD US
ALREADY ARE THE HEADLINES
AND THEY ARE...
THERE ARE OTHER
INCIDENTS AND MURDERS
THAT ARE REFERRED TO
IN THE REPORT,
AND I HAVE BEEN APPROACHED
BY SOME OF THOSE FAMILIES,
ONE OF WHOM WERE THE FAMILY
OF MARTIN LAVERY,
WHO WAS MURDERED ON
THE 20TH OF DECEMBER,
1992.
WE KNOW FROM THE REPORT
THAT FOUR PEOPLE WERE
RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS MURDER.
PERSONS A, M, K
AND PERSON I.
THE LAVERY FAMILY,
QUITE CORRECTLY,
FELT THAT THERE
WERE QUESTIONS
THAT THEY HAD THAT THEY
DESERVED ANSWERS TO.
THROUGH A PROCESS
OF LEGAL DISCLOSURE
AT A MEETING WITH PEOPLE
IN A POSITION TO KNOW,
MR. LAVERY'S FAMILY
ASKED QUITE POINTEDLY
WERE ANY OF
THE PEOPLE INVOLVED
IN THE MURDER OF MARTIN
AN INFORMANT?
WE WERE TOLD THAT AT
THE TIME OF MARTIN'S MURDER,
NONE OF THEM WERE INFORMANTS.
HOWEVER, ONE OF THOSE
INDIVIDUALS WAS AN INFORMER
AT THE TIME OF
THE LOUGHINISLAND ATROCITY.

The director says KNOWING THAT IT WAS
ONE OF FOUR PEOPLE,
I APPROACHED THE SOURCE
WITH ACCESS TO
THE SPECIAL BRANCH FILES.
NERVOUS,
HE WOULDN'T SAY A NAME,
BUT HE CONFIRMED THAT
ONE OF THE GANG THAT NIGHT
WAS WORKING FOR
THE BRITISH STATE
AS AN INFORMANT
WHEN PERSON A,
RONNIE HAWTHORNE,
REPORTEDLY EMPTIED HIS WEAPON
INTO A BAR FULL OF PEOPLE
WATCHING THE WORLD CUP.
ONE OF THE THINGS
WE LEARNED,
IT'S NOT
IN THE MAGUIRE REPORT,
IS THAT AMONG THE GANG
THAT KILLED YOUR HUSBAND,
THERE WAS AT LEAST
ONE INFORMANT.
HAD YOU HEARD THAT?

Claire says NO.

The director says DOES THAT SURPRISE YOU?

Claire says NOT REALLY.
NOTHING SURPRISES ME ANYMORE.
[SIGHS] UM...
I SUPPOSE IT'S NEWS TO ME,
BUT IT DOESN'T.
NO, NOTHING SURPRISES ME.
I JUST HAVE NO IDEA
JUST HOW ABSOLUTELY ROTTEN
THIS WHOLE SYSTEM WAS.

The commentator says THERE'S A SHOT AND
IT'S A GOAL FOR IRELAND.

The director says I TOLD THE FAMILIES
WHAT I HAD LEARNED
ABOUT THE MASSACRE
THAT WENT BEYOND
THE MAGUIRE REPORT.
THE NAMES OF THE SUSPECTS,
AND MY SUSPICIONS
THAT THEY WERE
STILL BEING PROTECTED
BY SOME PART OF
THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.
THE PERSON NAMED AS
THE SECOND GUNMAN,
ALAN TAYLOR,
LEFT NORTHERN IRELAND
IN THE LATE '90S,
AND WAS LAST SEEN IN ENGLAND.
GORMAN MCMULLAN, THE MAN
NAMED AS THE DRIVER OF THE CAR,
LIVES IN BELFAST.
A MEMBER OF H AND W
WELDERS CLUB,
HE REGULARLY TURNS OUT
FOR PARADES
CELEBRATING THE UVF,
AND POPS UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA
IN SEX CLUB WEBSITES.
IF YOU DRIVE FOUR MILES
FROM LOUGHINISLAND,
YOU CAN FIND
A COUNTRY ROAD
SCATTERED WITH LOVELY HOUSES,
WHERE PERSON A,
RONNIE HAWTHORN, LIVES.
HE IS STILL TOGETHER
WITH HIS WIFE HILLARY,
WHO NAMED HIM AS THE GUNMAN.
WHEN CALLS AND LETTERS
FAILED TO GET A RESPONSE,
WE HIRED A PRIVATE EYE
TO SEE IF WE COULD FIND OUT
WHAT THEY LOOKED LIKE.
[CAMERA SHUTTER SNAPPING]

Pictures of Ronnie and his wife by a van appear.

The director says THIS PHOTO IS
THE TWO OF THEM AT WORK.
THEY OWN A SMALL COMPANY
THAT CLEANS OFFICES,
AND FOR FIRMS
OVERRUN BY PESTS,
OFFERS EXTERMINATION
SERVICES.

Aidan says "They are local people. Just up the road from us. Still living nearby, yeah. Just makes it unbelievable. It bothers everybody that they’re living in there. But even if they’re just named and shamed people could walk on the street and look at them and say ‘You murdered six innocent men.’ There’d be some closure. What happened that night just changed my whole life. So it did, um. Playing football, quit football, quit darts, quit...just finished everything, like. Just don’t want to, don’t want to go out anymore. You know, it just impacted everybody in Loughinisland’s lives, like, so it did. Just left them a sense of fear and injustice."

Claire says IT KIND OF MAKES
ME LOOK OVER MY SHOULDER
THAT I COULD BE MEETING
THESE PEOPLE IN THE COURSE
OF MY WORK,
OR GOING TO THE SHOP.
I MAY NOT KNOW
WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE,
BUT THEY'LL KNOW ME.
AND THAT MAKES ME A LITTLE,
IF NOT A LOT...
MORE ANXIOUS
THAN I'D EVER BEEN.

The director says IT'S HARD TO
UNDERSTAND WHY,
MORE THAN 20 YEARS
AFTER THE CRIME,
WHEN SO MUCH IS KNOWN
ABOUT THE SUSPECTS,
THAT THEY CAN'T BE PROSECUTED.
OF COURSE,
EVEN IF CONVICTED,
THEY WOULD ONLY
SERVE TWO YEARS.
IN ORDER TO BRING PEACE
TO NORTHERN IRELAND,
THAT WAS THE DEAL MADE UNDER
THE GOOD FRIDAY AGREEMENT,
FOR EVERY MURDER INVOLVED
WITH THE TROUBLES.

Sir Patrick Mayhew says FOR THOSE WHO
HAVE KILLED THESE PEOPLE,
YOU ARE GOING TO BE
CAUGHT SOONER OR LATER.
THE RUC NEVER GIVE UP.
AND YOU WILL BE CAUGHT
AND YOU WILL SPEND
LONG YEARS IN PRISON.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Claire says THE GOVERNMENT WERE
TRYING TO USE US AS PAWNS
TO TRY AND BRING PEACE
TO NORTHERN IRELAND.
PROTECTING INFORMERS WAS
MUCH MORE IMPORTANT
THAN BRINGING
THE PEOPLE TO JUSTICE
WHO CARRIED OUT
THIS ATROCITY.

Moisa says IT SEEMS
AS IF HANDS ARE TIED.
THAT...

The director says WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

Moira says I THINK IT GOES HIGHER UP.
I REALLY DO BELIEVE THAT.
WE BELIEVE THAT
IT GOES AS FAR UP,
RIGHT TO THE TOP.

A clip shows the perpetrators’ car being destroyed.

John says WHAT HAS
THE STATE GOT OUT OF
TURNING A BLIND EYE
TO THIS MURDEROUS ACTIVITY?
IT'S VERY HARD TO COME UP
WITH AN ANSWER.
IT WOULD HAVE TO BE
PRETTY DAMN GOOD.
I CAN'T IMAGINE
WHAT IT MIGHT BE.
IN FACT,
I'D GO SO FAR AS TO SAY
THE REWARD COULDN'T
POSSIBLY EVER
MATCH THE CONSEQUENCE
OF THOSE DEATHS.
THE REASON
LOUGHINISLAND IS IMPORTANT,
IS BECAUSE IT'S
ANOTHER INSIGHT
INTO THE KIND
OF COMPROMISES
THAT WE AS A STATE MADE
ON MORAL AND LEGAL STANDARDS.
EVERY DEMOCRACY HAS TO
MAKE THOSE COMPROMISES.
WE, I THINK, MADE, UH...
MORE COMPROMISES
THAN A LOT OF US
HAVE BEEN AWARE OF,
AS MORE OF THE PICTURE OF
THE HIDDEN PAST IS REVEALED.

The director says YEAR AFTER YEAR,
THE PAST IS SET ASIDE
TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE FUTURE.
BUT FOR FAMILIES OF VICTIMS,
THAT'S HARD TO ACCEPT.
THEY NEED TO DIG BACK
AND RECKON WITH
WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY.
SURROUNDED BY
MOUNTAINS OF RECORDS
WITH MANY OF THE ANSWERS,
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
DECIDE EACH DAY
WHAT THEY THINK
IS GOOD TO REMEMBER,
AND WHAT IS BETTER
TO FORGET.

The remains of the car is thrown onto a pile of garbage.

A caption reads "Twenty year after the ceasefire, over three thousand murders from the Troubles remain unsolved. The British government refuses to release 50 million documents relating to those murders, the role of informants and the State’s actions during the Troubles."

The caption changes to "We thank those who wish to remain anonymous."

[SOLEMN MUSIC PLAYING]

Music plays as the end credits roll.

A caption reads "In loving memory of Brendan Valentine and Aaron O’Neill."

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