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We Petition An Taoiseach to Investigate the Use of CR Gas in Long Kesh

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Gassing The Truth During September and early October 1974, Republican Prisoners in Long Kesh were subjected to a number of brutal British army searches. After one such assault, the Prisoners made a collective decision to burn Long Kesh down on October 15. Hours later, British troops stationed next to the prison received orders to secure the perimeter and regain control. When they entered the Camp, dozens of prisoners were badly beaten and had Rubber Bullets and CS gas fired at them. According to former Republican prisoner, Jim McCann;


CEARTAIS is a support group for former Long Kesh Prisoners and their families.Our aim of is to reveal the truth behind a CR Gas attack on prisoners by British Crown Forces on October 15, 1974. Since then dozens of former Prisoners have battled various forms of terminal cancer. Many of whom have tragically died.

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