First responder shares his memories on Monaghan bombing anniversary

The Tánaiste says it’s concerning that there’s been no response from the British Government to calls for an independent review of documents on the Dublin and Monaghan bombings.

Today marks 44 years since the atrocities, which saw 34 people lose their lives in two explosions in Dublin and one on the North Road in Monaghan town.

Three all party motions have been passed by the Dáil calling on the British Government to allow access to documents relating to the incidents.

Responding to questions from local Fianna Fáil members Brendan Smith and Robbie Gallagher,

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said he recently raised the matter with the Northern Ireland Secretary. But he said the lack of agreement on the release of documents is “of deep concern”:

 

Seamus Keenan was a first responder at the Monaghan bombing, he’s been remembering the events of this day 44 years ago: