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Irish Government must put pressure on British Government over Dublin and Monaghan bombings – Mitchell

17 May, 2017 - by Denise Mitchell TD


Sinn Féin Dublin Bay North TD Denise Mitchell has demanded that the Irish Government increase the pressure on their counterparts in Britain for access to important documents that could expose the truth behind the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of May 1974.

Attending the annual commemoration organised by Justice for the Forgotten on Dublin’s Talbot Street earlier today, Deputy Mitchell said:

“These no-warning bombs were carried out by loyalists in collusion with British security services. The deaths of 34 people in the attacks represented the largest loss of life in a single day of the conflict.

“To this day, the British Government continues to deny an independent judge access to files which may contain important answers about these bombings. The truth is that the unionist death squads responsible for these horrific attacks were armed, directed and controlled by the British security services.

“Last year, the Dáil passed an all-party motion demanding the British Government allow an independent judge examine the files it holds on the Dublin and Monaghan bombings. The British Government has continued to ignore these calls.

“I want to commend Justice for the Forgotten who have never given up in their quest for the truth. The Irish Government needs to stand-up to their British counterparts, it needs to stand up for the victims, and demand the British government keep to their commitments on legacy issues. And that means the full truth for those who have been denied it for too long.”

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