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Families and survivors of Dublin and Monaghan bombings meet Taoiseach

Enda Kenny met with the survivors and families of the victims at government buildings this evening.

THE TAOISEACH ENDA Kenny has met with victims’ families and survivors of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings in government buildings this evening.

Kenny said that he would continue to urge the British government to hand over all documents related to the bombings which killed 33 people including a pregnant woman, and wounded almost 300 making it the deadliest single day of The Troubles.

“My Government and previous Governments have raised this issue with our Westminster counterparts on a number of occasions and we will continue to do so,” Kenny said in a statement issued this evening.

Talbot Street showing the destruction of the second car bomb. Pic: Wikicommons

The Taoiseach said he heard “firsthand” how the families and survivors’ lives have been affected by the bombings which killed 26 people – including an entire family – in Dublin and seven in Monaghan.

Kenny also said that his government is committed to working with its British counterparts and colleagues in the Northern Executive to find ways in which to address the legacy of conflict in the North.

Read: Wreath-laying ceremony on 39th anniversary of Dublin-Monaghan bombings

Read: Victims ask UK to release Dublin-Monaghan bombing files

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