Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan and Chairman of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee Brendan Smith has expressed his frustration for victims and the families of those who died in the Dublin-Monaghan bombing, who are no nearer to getting justice.
Deputy Smith made his comments following a recent parliamentary question response from the Tánaiste.
He commented, “Painful memories remain for people who lived through these dreadful attacks and for those who lost loved ones in the bombings. Unfortunately, not only were their lives irrevocably changed, they are still having to fight for justice.
“I am deeply disappointed with the lack of engagement from the British government in establishing the truth of what happened on that dark day. I and party colleagues have raised the issue time and time again in the Dáil but unfortunately we are no nearer the truth.
“A recent PQ reply from the Tánaiste details the engagement the government have had with their British counterparts. It is most disappointing the British government have not been more forthcoming in anyway in their co-operation.
“At a recent meeting of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly, I raised this issue directly in questions to Minister Robin Walker of the Northern Ireland Office and I appealed to him to make it clear to other Members of the British Government that their lack of a response to the unanimous motions of Dáil Éireann is totally unacceptable.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. I will always continue to raise this matter so that the perpetrators of these horrific attacks are brought to justice and have justice secured for the victims and their families,” concluded Deputy Smith.