Statement on 46th anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings
News17 May 2020
Statement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD on the 46th anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings
Today we remember the thirty three people who were killed and the hundreds who were seriously injured in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 17 May 1974, which saw the largest loss of life on a single day in the Troubles.
While it is unfortunately not possible to gather at the memorial on Talbot Street in Dublin this year, we still stand together as a country in remembrance with the victims’ families and survivors.
The Government will continue to seek the full truth of these appalling attacks, and some measure of closure for those affected, in accordance with the three Motions passed unanimously by Dáil Éireann.
We stand in solidarity with the victims’ families and survivors and determined to continue the search for truth, justice and acknowledgment until it is finally secured.