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Baby Martha O'Neill's named added Dublin-Monaghan Bombings memorial on Talbot Street

Jun 22, 2022 11:06 By News Northern Sound
Baby Martha O'Neill's named added Dublin-Monaghan Bombings memorial on Talbot Street Baby Martha O'Neill's named added Dublin-Monaghan Bombings memorial on Talbot Street
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33 people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in the blasts in Dublin and Monaghan.

The name of another victim of the Dublin-Monaghan Bombings has been added to the memorial in Talbot Street.

Edward John O'Neill was one of those killed in the bombing in Parnell Street on 17th May 1974, in which two of his sons were badly injured.

Edward O'Neill's wife, Martha O'Neill, was six-months pregnant at the time.

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Three months later, as a result of the trauma, Mrs O'Neill's baby, Martha, was stillborn at full-term.

Baby Martha O'Neill was formally recognised as one of the victims of the bombing, being listed in the report of the Government's Commission of Investigation into the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 1974.

Martha's brother Edward said his "sister's name can now be seen by everyone and acknowledged, and added that "she was cheated out of a life".

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33 people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in the four blasts in Dublin and Monaghan.

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