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Crowe challenges British Secretary of State on Dublin and Monaghan Bombings

2 February, 2012 - by Seán Crowe TD


Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe today challenged the British Secretary of State for the North Owen Patterson to meet with the Justice for the Forgotten Group and the families of the victims of the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings.

Deputy Crowe was speaking at the Oireachtas Good Friday Agreement Committee where he challenged Mr Patterson on the British Government’s refusal to handover files relating to the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings.

Speaking afterwards the Dublin South West TD said:

“The British Secretary of State says that his colleague William Hague handed over a synopsis of the files in the hands of the British but this is not good enough. The Irish people want full disclosure.

“The British Government has refused to comply with a unanimously passed all-party Oireachtas motion calling for full disclosure and co-operation from the British on an inquiry into this atrocity.

“The Irish people are not stupid. They know that collusion was part and parcel of Britain’s dirty war in Ireland.

“But this is about the victims and their families. They need closure. Any and all files in the possession of the British authorities relating to the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings must be handed over immediately.” ENDS

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