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Crowe attends ceremony for the 40th anniversary of the Sackville Place, Dublin bombing

4 December, 2012 - by Seán Crowe TD


Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, attended the wreath laying ceremony organised by the Justice for the Forgotten Group to make the 40th anniversary of the Sackville Place Dublin bombing this morning.
Speaking after the event Deputy Crowe said:
“The ceremony today to mark the 40thanniversary of the Sackville Place bombing, in which George Bradshaw and Tommy Duffy were killed, was very moving.
“The Sackville Place bombing, on 1 December 1972, happened 15 mins after a bomb was detonated near Liberty Hall. While luckily no one died in the first bombing, tragically two young men lost their lives in Sackville Place. These were the first car-bombs to explode in this state during the Troubles.
“Both George and Tommy had just left the CIE bus company canteen, where they worked, when they were killed in the explosion.
“I believe it is extremely important that the 40th anniversary of this bombing, and the other Dublin and Monaghan bombings, are remembered and marked with dignity. A lot of young people are not aware that these bombings happened and that they came at a particularly sensitive time when the draconian Offences Against The State Act was being debated in the Dáil.
“The families are stilling campaigning for the British Government to release the files they have on these bombings and I raised this issue with the British ambassador in a meeting yesterday.
“Many individuals believe that British intelligence agents were actively involved in the planning and execution of these attacks.
“It is time the British Government release all the files on all the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, which will serve the families with justice and allow them to get some form of closure.”
ENDS

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