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Dublin and Monaghan bombing victims' families 'demand truth'

By Michael McHugh

The families of victims of one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles should be told the truth, a campaigner has said.

A wreath-laying ceremony took place yesterday at a memorial to the 33 people killed by loyalist bombers in Dublin and Monaghan.

The victims' families want the British Government to release classified security files relating to deaths in which state collusion is suspected.

The ceremony marked the 44th anniversary of the blasts, when paramilitaries detonated four no-warning bombs on May 17, 1974. The Justice for the Forgotten lobby group has fought a long-running campaign for an open inquiry into allegations that British security agents colluded with the terrorists to plot the co-ordinated and sophisticated attacks. Spokeswoman Margaret Urwin said: "When people talk about justice they are often meaning prosecutions and so on.

"We have been campaigning now for 25 years, since 1993.

"What the families have always asked for, demanded, is for the truth rather than prosecutions.

"I don't think they ever expect justice in that sense but what they really want to get is as much of the truth as possible."

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