Senator Maurice Cummins:
That Seanad Éireann,
recalling the Statements in this House on 7 July 2004 and on 20 February 2008;
notes the interim and final reports of the sub-Committee of the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights on the report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings and the three related Barron Reports, including the Inquiry into the Bombing of Kay’s Tavern, Dundalk, and commends the sub-Committee for its work;
expresses its solidarity with the families of those who died or were injured in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings and in all the atrocities that were inquired into by Judge Henry Barron;
notes that the question of obtaining access to information held by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the bombings has been pursued for many years;
requests the Government to continue to raise the matter with the British Government and to press it to comply with this request and reaffirms the support of Members on all sides of this House; and
acknowledges that the co-operation being sought is taking place in the context of transformed relationships on this island and between Ireland and Britain based on mutual respect, on partnership and on friendship.
Question put and agreed to.