Thursday, August 5, 1999 Published at 18:33 GMT 19:33 UK
Inquiry call into 1974 loyalist atrocity
Dublin and Monaghan bombings: 33 died in Troubles' bloodiest day
The Irish Victims Commission has called for an independent inquiry into three loyalist bombings which killed 33 people in Dublin and Monaghan in 1974.
Mr Wilson said that a private inquiry should be headed by a former Supreme Court judge and that the conclusions should later be made public.
Relatives not satisfied
But relatives of the victims have said they want a public inquiry to investigate allegations of British security force collusion with loyalists.
No one was ever charged. In 1993 the Ulster Volunteer Force admitted the attacks, which caused the largest loss of life in a single day during the 30-year Northern Ireland conflict.
The bombings took place while loyalist workers were on strike in Northern Ireland in an attempt to bring down the Sunningdale agreement.
Familes lobbied Commission
The Commission on Victims of Northern Related Violence was established under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.
Announcing the report on Thursday Mr Wilson said that some witnesses who may be prepared to give their evidence in private, would not give it in an open forum.
Mr Wilson was met by relatives of the victims who expressed their disappointment.
Tim Grace, whose 34-year-old wife died in Dublin, said: "We welcome an independent inquiry, but why should it be private? Why not a public inquiry?
"Obviously there has been a cover-up over the last 25 years and the concept of a private inquiry invites another cover-up."
He welcomed progress on an inquiry.
But he said: ''The families of the victims need an inquiry to be held in public. Those families who have suffered for so long, deserve no less."
The report also asked for a private inquiry into the 1976 death of 47-year-old Seamus Ludlow, who was shot dead near his home in the Co Louth border town of Dundalk.
Allegations of a security forces link have also been made in that case.
The report made 40 recommendations which include:
The Irish Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, is expected to make an early decision to set up an inquiry.