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AN UNHEALED WOUND

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To suggest that the comments of Ian Paisley in relation to the Dublin and Monaghan bombings – widely reported in the media last week in the run-up to the broadcast on Monday of a BBC interview with the controversial Unionist politician on his career – might be to the ultimate benefit of those seeking the truth about the atrocity is to risk abrading further the wounds that Mr Paisley’s words undoubtedly aggravated. Nonetheless, it is in our editorial view a legitimate interpretation to put on the renewed attention the ...

RENEWED FOCUS ON DUBLIN-MONAGHAN BOMBINGS AFTER CONTROVERSIAL PAISLEY COMMENTS

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RENEWED FOCUS ON DUBLIN-MONAGHAN BOMBINGS AFTER  CONTROVERSIAL PAISLEY  COMMENTS

Comments made by former Northern Ireland First Minister and Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley about the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings generated considerable controversy in the past week. A statement made by the 87-year-old on a BBC documentary broadcast on Monday night appeared to attribute some responsibility for the attacks – in which 33 people and an unborn baby were killed – to the attitude displayed to the political situation in Northern Ireland by the Irish Government of the time. Speaking about the May 17 1974 bombings, Mr Paisley said: “I ...