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The Irish Independent, 25 July 2006,

Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights

Sub-Committee On The Baron Report On The Bombing Of Kay's Tavern, Dundalk

Request For Submissions

By Resolutions of Dail Eireann and Seanad Eireann on 5th July 2006, the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the bombing of Kay's Tavern, Dundalk, which had been presented to the Government by Mr. Justice Henry Barron, was referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights, chaired by Sean Ardagh TD. On 5th July 2006, the Joint Committee published the Report as part of its 'Interim Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the bombing of Kay's Tavern, Dundalk.' The Joint Committee has decided to establish a Sub-Committee to consider, including in public session, the Report into the bombing of Kay's Tavern, Dundalk, which also makes reference to other incidents from 1974 to 1976*, and to report back to the Joint Committee concerning any further necessary action.

The Joint Committee has also decided:

that submissions relevant to its Orders of Reference, both written and oral, will be sought from interested persons and bodies.

that a series of hearings will be held in public session, to commence in September 2006.

that the Sub-Committee will in due course, submit a report to the Joint Committee which will, in accordance with the terms of the Motions of Referral,  report back to the Houses by 17 November 2006.

The Members of the Sub-Committee are Deputies Sean Ardagh (Chairperson), Maire Hoctor, Kathleen Lynch, Finian McGrath, Sean O Fearghail, and Senators Maurice Cummins and Jim Walsh.

The Interim Report is available for viewing on the Oireachtas website ( and hard copies are also available from the Committee Secretariat at the address indicated below.

In order to assist the Sub-Committee in its hearings process, submissions relevant to its Orders of Reference are invited from interested parties and bodies and from members of the general public.

Submissions should be made in writing only to:

Ray Treacy,
Clerk to the Sub-Committee,
Leinster House,
Kildare Street,
Dublin 2.

or by e-mail at:

If possible, submissions should be sent electronically.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is

5.30p.m. Friday 25 August 2006


2. Bombing of Dublin Airport 1975

3. Bombing of Three Star Inn, Castleblayney 1975

4. Attack on Miami Showband 1975

5. Explosion and murder at Barronrath Bridge 1975

6. Other bombings in the State 1974-76

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 Visit the Ludlow family's websiteVisit Justice for the Forgotten  Statement by John Oliver Weir

Download the Barron Inquiry Report into the 17 May 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings, (pdf file)

Barron Report: on the Dublin Bombings of 1972 and 1973, can also be downloaded in pdf form

Download the Barron Report into the murder of Seamus Ludlow from the Oireachtas website (pdf file)

Download the Barron Report on  the Bombing of Kay's Tavern, Dundalk.

Download the International Report on Collusion

Download the Oireachtas Report on the Dundalk bombing and other collusion attacks

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