FG’s O’Donovan refuses to apologise for bombings gaffe

Victim who lost an eye accuses junior minister of ‘using us as a battering ram on Sinn Féin’

3rd September, 2017
Fine Gael junior minister Patrick O’Donova

Fine Gael junior minister Patrick O’Donovan has declined to apologise to relatives and survivors of the Dublin-Monaghan bombings for suggesting the IRA was responsible for the deadliest attack of the Troubles.

O’Donovan has insisted to the Justice For The Forgotten campaign group that he never alluded to the IRA being responsible for the car bombs that claimed 34 lives and injured 300 in Dublin and Monaghan in 1974.

The loyalist UVF later claimed responsibility...

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