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British government must release Dublin and Monaghan bomb files - McGuinness

5 June, 2015 - by Martin McGuinness


Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness has called on the British government to release all files it holds on the Dublin and Monaghan bombings.

Speaking after a meeting of the North South Ministerial Council in Dublin, Mr McGuinness said; 

"At today's meeting of the North South Ministerial Council I called on the British government to release all files relating to the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in 1974 which claimed the lives of 33 people, including a pregnant woman. 

"The families of those killed and injured in the attacks deserve justice and we will continue to support them in their campaign.

"The current difficulties facing the Executive were also discussed. I made it clear that the protection of the most vulnerable in society from the onslaught of the Tory cuts agenda remains a priority for Sinn Féin. 

"There is a need for all Executive parties to adopt a common approach to challenge the British government whose austerity policies are at the heart of the current challenges we face. 

"An Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to meet David Cameron later this month. I would urge both men to remember the responsibilities they have in upholding and implementing the Good Friday and subsequent agreements."

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