Tuesday, 7 November 2006
Leaders' Questions (Resumed).
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
It is an absolute disgrace on the part of every one of them. They all left at the very point the question was made known to this Chamber.
Will the Taoiseach take the critical step of establishing such an inquiry? Will he also establish an inquiry, separate from the one critically focusing on who was responsible for the Dublin-Monaghan bombings, into why, as he mentioned earlier this afternoon, gardaí closed the files on the investigation into the bombings three months after that tragedy was visited on this city and my home town back in May 1974? Are there not questions to be answered in that regard? Will he take the appropriate steps to establish the full facts on that aspect of the Dublin-Monaghan bombings not only for the victims, the bereaved and the survivors, but for all who want to see truth and justice prevail on that atrocity?