Adams attends commemoration of Dublin and Monaghan bombings
On the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams TD extended his continuing sympathy and solidarity to all the survivors and bereaved of 17 May 1974. He repeated his call for an independent international inquiry into bombings in Dublin and Monaghan.
Speaking before the commemoration in Dublin, this morning, the Sinn Féin president said:
“Sinn Féin supports Justice for the Forgotten as it continues to campaign for the British Government to provide us with the documentary information - currently being withheld - that can progress investigation into the Dublin and Monaghan bombings.
“Sinn Féin believes that as a society seeks to leave conflict behind, and to move forward there is a requirement that all of us address the tragic human consequences of the past.
“Republicans are very conscious of the hurt and suffering which has been caused through conflict in our country. We reject any attempt to create and sustain a hierarchy of victims. All victims and survivors of the conflict must be treated on the basis of equality.
“In order to deal with our past, Sinn Féin believes an independent International Truth Commission is required as a vehicle for truth recovery.”
“I also note that the government has not restored funding to the Justice for the Forgotten group.”