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Last Updated: Friday, 16 March 2007, 22:04 GMT
Bomb relatives demanding inquiry
Dublin and Monaghan bomb relatives also demanded an inquiry
Dublin and Monaghan bomb relatives also demanded an inquiry
Relatives of bomb victims in Ireland in the 1970s are demanding a public inquiry into garda investigations of the atrocities.

A commemoration in Belturbet for two teenagers who died in a loyalist bomb in 1972 heard claims that a leading suspect has never been questioned.

Patrick Stanley and Geraldine O'Reilly died in their teens in an explosion in the County Cavan town

Patrick was calling his mother when he died.

His father Joe claimed the identity of the main suspect was known but gardai had made no arrests.

On Friday, he and relatives of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombs demanded a public inquiry covering all garda investigations into bombings in the Republic in the 1970s.

An Irish parliamentary inquiry concluded last year that British security force members aided loyalists in a series of attacks.

The Irish government this week was presented with a new report by barrister Patrick McEntee into the Dublin and Monaghan bombs, and why garda files went missing from the investigation which ended shortly after the bombs.

Its release is expected shortly.

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