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Mary Lou McDonald attends Dublin-Monaghan bombings memorial event

17 May, 2019 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald today attended a memorial event marking the 45th anniversary of the Dublin-Monaghan bombings.

Speaking following the event Ms McDonald said:

"Today, we gathered at the memorial on Talbot Street to remember the families of the 33 civilians and one unborn child who died in the Dublin-Monaghan bombings in May 1974. 

"The Dublin-Monaghan bombings were carried out by the Glennane gang based in South Armagh which included UVF, MI5, RUC, as well as UDR members. 

"The co-ordinated, no warning bombings resulted in the highest amount of deaths and casualties in the conflict and yet, no one has ever been brought to justice.  

"In 2008, 2011 and 2016, the Dáil unanimously passed motions on the bombings, which called on the British Government to release any relevant files that they hold and for the Irish Government to press them to comply with this reasonable request. 

"The British government has, however, remained steadfast in its refusal to release the files.  

"Today is a day to remember those lost as we resolve to continue the campaign for truth. I wish to pay tribute to the families and to Justice for the Forgotten. 

"Their struggle and search for truth and justice has been a long and a difficult one and continues to be delayed by this British Government. This must end."

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