Dublin and Monaghan bombings
|Date||17 May 1974|
|Location||Dublin, Monaghan, Ireland|
|Perpetrators||MI5, Ulster Volunteer Force|
|Interest of||Nigel 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.