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Challenge British government on Dublin and Monaghan bombings - Hazzard

3 December, 2014 - by Chris Hazzard


Challenge British government on Dublin and Monaghan bombings - Hazzard 

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has called on the Irish government to renew pressure on the British government over the Dublin and Monaghan bombings. 

The South Down MLA and victims spokesperson said; 

"I welcome the fact the Irish government have now decided to ask the European Court of Human Rights to review the case of 'Hooded Men.' 

"Hopefully this is an indication of a change of attitude from the Irish government and signals a new willingness to deal with the past. 

"I would now urge the Irish government to look at other cases from the conflict and continue to challenge the British government to live up to its responsibilities on dealing with the past. 

"In particular I am calling on the Irish government to challenge the British government on its continued obstruction of justice to the relatives of those killed in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in 1974. 

“Thirty four people were killed in those bombings and many more were injured and their relatives have been campaigning for justice for 40 years. 

"Successive British governments have refused to disclose the role of its agents in this attack and the subsequent cover up. 

"The Irish government has a responsibility to challenge the British government to disclose that information so that the families who have been campaigning for truth and justice for the last 40 years can find out exactly what happened.” 

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