There’s a forlorn and faded wreath sitting beside the monument in Talbot Street to those who died in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, which took place just three days into the Ulster Workers Strike of May 1974. Despite endless speculation about the possible guilt of the British security forces, he cannot find anything concrete that points in that direction.However:
…the commission said it was hampered by inadequate information, including the loss or destruction of an unquantifiable amount of Garda documentation relevant to the investigations.
Like pretty much every other contentious issue outstanding from our troubled recent history, ithe truth of the matter is likely to be buried deeply under the rubble on which the St Andrews Agreement (or GFA 2.0) is built.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty