17 May 2012

The victims of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings have been remembered in ceremonies in Dublin.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin hosted a comemorative mass and wreaths were laid at a memorial to those killed in a series of car bombings 38 years ago.

Thirty three people, including a pregnant woman, were killed and almost 300 people were injured when the bombs exploded without warning – three in Dublin and one in Monaghan an hour and a half later.

Wreaths were laid at a memorial on Talbot Street, beside Connolly Station to remember those who lost their lives in the blasts.

Some relatives of those killed in the loyalist attacks believe there was British state collusion in the bombings.

The ceremony was organised by the Justice For The Forgotten group, which was formed in 1996 to campaign for the victims.

Nobody has ever been charged in connection with the attacks.