Dublin and Monaghan bombings

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Dublin and Monaghan bombings
Part of the Troubles
LocationDublin and Monaghan,
Republic of Ireland
Date17 May 1974
5.28 pm, 5.30 pm, 5.32 pm; 6.58 pm IST (UTC+01:00)
Attack type
4 car bombs
WeaponsANFO car bombs
Deaths33
(26 in Dublin, 7 in Monaghan)
Non-fatal injuries
Nearly 300
PerpetratorsUlster Volunteer Force[1]
Dublin and Monaghan bombings is located in Central Dublin
Talbot St
Talbot St
Parnell St
Parnell St
Leinster St S
Leinster St S
Map of central Dublin showing the three bomb sites

The Dublin and Monaghan bombings happened in Dublin and Monaghan, Republic of Ireland on 17 May 1974.[2] The Ulster Volunteer Force used 3 car bombs in Dublin and another one in Monaghan to kill 33 people and injure nearly 300 others.[2] The bombings were the deadliest attack in the Troubles.[3] It was also the deadliest attack in the Republic of Ireland's history.[4]

Sources[change | change source]

  • Barron Report:
    • "Interim Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings" (PDF). Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights. December 2003.
    • Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights (2004). "Proceedings of the Sub-Committee on the Barron Report". Oireachtas. Retrieved 5 February 2014.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
    • "Final Report" (PDF). 31 March 2004.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Call for probe of British link to 1974 bombs". RTÉ News. 17 May 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dublin-Monaghan bombs
  3. "UK urged to Release Dublin and Monaghan Bombing Files". The Irish Times. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  4. Oireachtas Sub-Committee report on the Barron Report (2004), p.25

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