IRELAND: Bloodier Friday in the South

The day was somewhat gray. But it was spring, and the crowds of Dubliners bustling homeward at 5:30 p.m. last Friday were looking forward to a fine Irish weekend. What 23 of them got instead was sudden death as three powerful bombs exploded in the center of the capital. Another 137 were wounded, many critically. It was the worst disaster in the history of the Republic and a far bloodier Friday than the infamous "Bloody Friday" of July 21, 1972, when nine were killed and 130 injured in a series of bombings in...

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