26 September 1997
Sinn Fein TD calls for disclosure of information on Dublin/Monaghan bombings
Sinn Fein TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin who attended the unveiling of the memorial to the victims of the 1974 bombings in Dublin today has called for disclosure of Garda and RUC information on the tragedy. The Cavan/Monaghan Deputy has called on the Minister for Justice John O'Donoghue and British Secretary of State Mo Mowlam to open the files on the bombings which claimed the lives of 33 people.
Deputy Ó Caoláin said:
``This bombing of 17 May 1974 was the worst single event in terms of loss of life during the conflict. Evidence points to the involvement of British military intelligence agents in the bombings but the cover-up continues to this day.
``The Minister for Justice should order the release of the Garda files so that Mr. Patrick Doyle, one of the relatives who recently lost a High Court case for disclosure of the Garda information, can proceed with his case against the British government at the European Commission on Human Rights. I would remind the Minister that the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis called for the release of the files.
``The British government should also come clean on this affair. It would be a significant confidence-building measure in the context of the peace process.''
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