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Justice for the Forgotten deserve public inquiry after 30 years

17 May, 2004

Sinn Féin Dublin TD Seán Crowe, attending today's 30th anniversary commemoration of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in Talbot Street spoke of the need for the families of the victims to finally get justice and peace of mind.

Deputy Crowe said:

"As someone who remembers clearly he day of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings , this 30th anniversary year is again a terribly sad occasion to commemorate, especially so for the families of all those killed and injured. These families have suffered greatly over the past three decades and their anguish has continued over the years as they attempted to gain justice for their loved ones.

"The tragedy of the bombings themselves has been compounded by years of inaction by many Irish Governments who seemed only too willing to turn a blind eye to what remains the largest loss of life in one day during decades of conflict.

"Successive Governments have expressed their sympathies to those bereaved but sympathy is not enough. I have no doubt that the anguish, and indeed anger cannot and will not be abated until the truth comes out through a full public inquiry.

"Once and for all, this atrocity, and Britain's role in it, must be fully examined and the full truth must be uncovered so that the families and the Justice for the Forgotten group can achieve some kind of closure and some peace of mind after 30 years of waiting and mourning." ENDS

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