GOVERNMENT STILL COMMITTED TO UNCOVERING TRUTH BEHIND 1974 BOMBINGS SAYS JUSTICE MINISTER

22 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Patsy McArdle

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan TD said this week that the Government was committed to exploring every avenue to uncover the truth about the 1974 bomb attacks in Dublin and Monaghan. Minister Flanagan issued a statement to mark the 46th anniversary of the incidents. Covid-19 restrictions meant that there was no commemorations held this year that involved significant public gatherings although the victims were remembered at smallerscale events held in Dublin and in Monaghan Town (see separate story). Relatives of those killed or injured in the attacks recalled however how they were co-ordinated in the late afternoon or early evening of May 17 1974.

A total of 33 people lost their lives and almost 300 were injured in the bombings. Four Loyalist bombs exploded, three in Dublin City and one outside Greacen’s Bar in Monaghan Town. The attacks were co-ordinated in the middle of the evening prior to the rush-hour. The first of the bombs….

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