I happened to to catch the end of Reeling in the years (1978) and they did a piece on this bombing. And while I would have been to young to remember it from the news at the time, it doesnt appear to have lodged in the memory like Dublin/Monaghan, Warren Point,Shankhill. I could honestly say I have never heard about it before. One could hardly describe it as mundane and it looks like it could have easily killed more people.
La Mon restaurant bombing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That evening the two main adjoining function rooms, the Peacock Room and Gransha Room, were packed with people of all ages attending dinner dances. Including the hotel guests and staff, there was a total of 450 people inside the building. The diners had just finished their first course when the bomb detonated, shattering the window outside of which it was attached and vaporizing the canisters. The explosion created an instantaneous and devastating fireball of blazing petrol, 40 feet high and 60 feet wide, which engulfed the Peacock Room. Twelve people were killed (seven of whom were women), having been virtually burnt alive, and a further 30 were injured, many of them critically. Some of the wounded lost limbs, but for the most part received severe burns. One badly burnt survivor described the inferno inside the restaurant as "like a scene from hell", whilst another who lost her daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law, Ian McCracken, said the blast was "like the sun had exploded in front of my eyes". There was further pandemonium after the lights had gone out and choking black smoke filled the room. The survivors, with their hair and clothing on fire, rushed to escape the burning room. It took firemen almost two hours to put out the blaze.[