Tom McCaughren reports on a loyalist attack on a pub in Dublin.
Tom McCaughren reports on a loyalist attack on a pub in Dublin. On 21 May 1994 members of the UVF brought a bomb in a hold-all to Widow Scallan's in Pearse Street. A crowd was watching football downstairs while a fundraising event for republican prisoners and their families was going on upstairs. Doorman Martin Doherty challenged the bombers, who shot him several times. He died later in hospital.
This RTÉ News report was broadcast the following day. McCaughren talks to an eyewitness who found Doherty lying on the ground and tried to help him. Garda spokesman Superintendent Brian O'Higgins says the bomb would have caused carnage if it had gone off.