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Crowe calls for release of Dublin Monaghan bombing files

20 July, 2011 - by Seán Crowe TD

SPEAKING after a meeting with British NIO Minister for State, Hugo Swire in Leinster House yesterday (Tuesday), Dublin South West Sinn Fein TD, Seán Crowe said that he used the opportunity to raise the issue of the British Government releasing its security files in relation Dublin Monaghan bombings to the bodies investigating the bombing.

The bombings led to largest loss of life in the conflict and are widely believed to have been carried out by loyalists with back up of elements of the British security establishment.

Deputy Crowe said:

“We now know that loyalists planted the bombs in Dublin and Monaghan.

“We also know that in the 1970s, loyalists hadn’t the capability or know how to construct bombs of the type which caused such devastation on the streets of Dublin and Monaghan.

“I pointed out to Mr Swire during his visit to Leinster House that there was a consensus right across the political divide in relation to this issue and that there was an urgency for British Government to deal with its murky past in a meaningful way.

“If we are to leave conflict behind there is a requirement on all of us to address the tragic human consequences of the past.

“This is a key element of the peace process and of building national reconciliation.

“The families of the victims of the Dublin and Monaghan attacks are demanding truth and justice. It’s time for the British to release their files on these bombing and give these families closure.” ENDS

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