(MOD - couldn't find a previous thread to do with Dublin Monaghan Bombings. If one is already there could you move this?)
The Daily Ireland has an interesting comment on line today.
Did Garret FitzGerald feel that because the persons belived to be behind the bombings had been interned that it was case closed?The Northern Ireland Office memo, disclosed last week, confirmed not only that the British government knew the identities of the killers within four months of the attack but that the then secretary of state, Merlyn Rees, actually told Irish representatives at a meeting between the two governments that they had evidence that men they had recently interned were responsible for the bombings. These secret government papers, marked confidential, relate to a specific meeting between British and Irish government officials in September 1974. The then British prime minister, Harold Wilson, and secretary of state Merlyn Rees were both present at the meeting as well as two Irish ministers Dr Garret FitzGerald and Jim Tully. This is believed to be the first official recognition that the British know the identities of the UVF gang. The memo reads: “The Secretary of State said he was able to inform the Irish ministers, in confidence, that internment orders he had signed during the Ulster Workers’ Council Strike included the persons he believed to be responsible for the Dublin bombings.”
Why would Liam Cosgrave not co-operate with an enquiry?The refusal of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave to co-operate with enquiries can no longer be tolerated.
I find it hard to believe that any Irishman would assist in the covering up of this attack but considering their fear of upsurge in republican support, at the time, did Cosgrave, Fitzgerald, O'Brien and Cooney deliberately hinder and block a full investigation into these bombings for their own political gain?