The next British prime minister will likely endure pressures from Dublin regarding permitting a judge to analyze classified files on security in connection with the worst of the Troubles.
The detonation of four bombs without warning in Monaghan and Dublin on May 17, 1974 killed 33 people, including a full-term pregnant woman.
The faction, Justice of the Forgotten, has been fighting a long time to open investigations into British security agents having allegedly cooperated with terrorists to orchestrate and execute convoluted attacks.
Charlie Flanagan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, placed a wreath the one of the bombing sites on Talbot Street in Dublin during a ceremony organized by Justice for the Forgotten.
Flanagan said, "I know that the pain of families and of survivors continues to endure.That pain is compounded by the absence – after more than four decades – of the full truth of what happened."
Flanagan added that the Dublin government was steadfast in his intentions to "continue, and to complete" inquiries into the bombings.
He said he spent the last 12 months pursuing the British government over the appointment of an independent, international judge to access the original documents about what transpired.
"We will continue to do so," Flanagan said, "proactively and at the highest level, including with the next British government so that the questions around the attacks will finally be answered."