An Emmy nominated documentary on the Loughinisland massacre of 'The Troubles' will be shown on TV tonight
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An Emmy nominated documentary on the Loughinisland massacre of 'The Troubles' will be shown on TV tonight

A DOCUMENTARY detailing the cold case of the Loughinisland massacre will be shown on RTÉ One tonight.

Written and directed by Oscar-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney, and produced by the team behind 'Bobby Sands: 66 Days', 'No Stone Unturned' is a 2017 film exploring the sectarian murder of six people in a pub by members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF).

UVF gunmen targeted the pub as it was often frequented by Catholics, and at the time was packed with people watching the 1994 World Cup match between the Republic of Ireland and Italy. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as the World Cup massacre.

The massacre happened four years before the Good Friday Agreement, and nobody was ever jailed.

Gibney and his team interviewed families of the victims as well as officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary police force, government officials and even former members of terrorist organisations in order to make the film.

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The team gathered leaked information and unearthed previously unseen documents, and as a result 'No Stone Unturned' was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Investigative Documentary alongside other films including 'UN Sex Abuse Scandal' and 'Myanmar's Killing Fields'.

The documentary openly names the main suspects for the massacre, one of whom was a British soldier.

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey were investigated by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and had their homes raided for their work on the film, but charges were dropped after public outcry.

'No Stone Unturned' will air tonight at 9.35pm. For those not in Ireland, you can watch it on RTÉ Player International.