June 18th, 1994 in the small village of Loughinisland the Northern Irish county of Down. There was a crowd of people in the tiny heights bar, watching the Republic of Ireland play Italy in the 1994 World Cup. At 10 minutes past 10, two men dressed in boiler suits and balaclavas walked into the bar. They were armed with assault rifles, and as they walked in, they shouted ‘Fenian Bastards’ and then opened fire on the unarmed crowd, killing five. They then disappeared into the night. The incident went on to become known as the Loughinisland Massacre and what went on to be revealed over the next 20 years has led this massacre to become one of the most stark and startling examples of collusion between the police and loyalist paramilitary group, the UVF. SOURCES:Hutchinson Report:https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/issues/police/ombudsman/po240611_loughinisland.pdfMaguire Report:https://www.policeombudsman.org/PONI/files/17/17aea3d1-c4c6-4f02-8ebc-4eb39af9b168.pdfNo Stone Unturned Documentary (Only available in certain regions):https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Stone-Unturned-Aidan-OToole/dp/B078HFQG7JArticle about the Republic of Ireland Football Team's gesture:https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article16160468.eceArticle about the arrest of the journalists:https://www.thejournal.ie/loughinisland-journalists-4672007-Jun2019/Article about a survivor of Loughinisland:https://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/others/survivor-loughinisland-massacre-1994Owner of the Heights bar speaks of the massacre:https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-36494898Article about retired policemen trying to quash the Maguire Report:https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/police-ombudsman-michael-maguire-overstepped-mark-in-loughinisland-report-criminal-findings-court-rules-39296069.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.