REPUBLICANS HOLD DIGNIFIED VIGIL TO MARK ANNIVERSARY OF DUBLIN/ MONAGHAN BOMBINGS

20 May 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Coinciding with the visit to Dublin of the English Queen, over 70 Republicans gathered at the Diamond, Monaghan on Tuesday evening in a dignified vigil marking the 37th anniversary of the bombings in Dublin and Monaghan in 1974. Among those in attendance were the Mayor of County Monaghan, Jackie Crowe, and several Sinn Féin elected representatives.
34 members of the demonstration held black flags symbolising the thirty-four people (including an unborn child) who were killed when loyalist bombs detonated in Monaghan and Dublin. Others held placards highlighting the fact that the Irish government has withdrawn funding for the victims group ‘Justice for the Forgotten’ while spending an estimated €40million on hosting the English queen who is also the commander-in-chief of the British Armed Forces. It is widely believed that those forces were behind the bomb attacks 37 years ago. The British government continue to refuse to hand over their files relating to the bombings which would assist the families get to the full truth behind the happenings of that day.
Tuesday’s vigil was held between 5 and 6pm and received widespread signals of support from passers-by.

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