22 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The 46th anniversary of the 1974 Monaghan and Dublin bombings was marked with a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial in Church Square in Monaghan Town last Sunday morning. The wreath was laid by Cathaoirleach of the Monaghan Municipal District Seán Conlon, the sole figure present in light of the prevailing Covid-19 restrictions but acting in situ for the elected membership and staff of the local authority and the wider local community.

Following Councillor Conlon’s formal wreath-laying at 9 am, other representatives of the Municipal District later gathered at the Church Square memorial to pay their own silent respects. The acts remembered the victims and survivors of the bomb which killed seven people in Monaghan Town on May 17 1974, the same day on which the planting of three bombs in Dublin city centre resulted in 27 deaths. The fatalities combined represent the largest loss of life in a single day during the…

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