Dublin and Monaghan bombings

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Event.png Dublin and Monaghan bombings (bombing) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Date17 May 1974
LocationDublin,  Monaghan,  Ireland
PerpetratorsMI5, Ulster Volunteer Force
Interest ofNigel Wylde

The Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 17 May 1974 were a series of co-ordinated bombings in counties Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland. Three bombs exploded in Dublin during the evening rush hour and a fourth exploded in Monaghan almost ninety minutes later. They killed 33 civilians and a full-term unborn child, and injured almost 300.

The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), a loyalist paramilitary group from Northern Ireland, claimed responsibility for the bombings in 1993. It had launched a number of attacks in the Republic since 1969.

Elements of the British state security forces helped the UVF carry out the bombings, including members of the Glenanne gang.