New side advert

28 August 2017

Resize: A A A Print

‘Incredible’ – Fine Gael minister blames Dublin/Monaghan bombings on the IRA

● Dublin’s Talbot Street after the attack claimed by the UVF

‘Is journalist Niall O’Connor not aware of the real perpetrators?’

CAMPAIGN GROUP ‘Justice for the Forgotten’ has described as “incredible and rather sad” that Fine Gael Junior Finance Minister Patrick O’Donovan has claimed in a newspaper interview the IRA was to blame for the 1974 Dublin/Monaghan bombings and not the unionist paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force.

Dublin & Monaghan Bombs monument

The double bombing was claimed by the UVF with widely-suspected support from British Army Intelligence.

Thirty-four people were killed some 300 injured in attacks on Dublin and Monaghan on 17 May 1974.

The British Government has ignored repeated calls from the Irish Government and Dáil motions for Whitehall to release all its military and security files relating to the attacks.

On Monday, Junior Finance Minister and Limerick TD Patrick O’Donovan, in an interview with the Irish Independent, launched an attack on Sinn Féin in which he accused the IRA of carrying out the Dublin/Monaghan bombings.

In an immediate response, Justice for the Forgotten said:

“Incredible and rather sad that a Government Minister believes that the Dublin/Monaghan bombings, which saw the greatest loss of life in a single day of the Northern conflict, were carried out by the IRA!

“Also, is the journalist, Niall O’Connor, not aware of the real perpetrators – the mid-Ulster UVF in collusion with members of the RUC, UDR and British Intelligence?”

Dublin & Monaghan bombings – files banner

Follow us on Facebook

An Phoblacht on Twitter

An Phoblacht Magazine


  • The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
  • It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
  • There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.

Buy An Phoblacht magazine here

Uncomfortable Conversations 

uncomfortable Conversations book2

An initiative for dialogue 

for reconciliation 

— — — — — — —

Contributions from key figures in the churches, academia and wider civic society as well as senior republican figures

An Phoblacht
44 Parnell Sq.
Dublin 1

Powered by Phoenix Media Group