Fianna Fáil European candidate Royston Brady has stood over his claim that his father’s taxi was hijacked by loyalists involved in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings.

Victims of the bombings have criticised the Lord Mayor’s claim and insist that no cars were hijacked in the Republic for use in the bombings.

In an interview with RTÉ News, Mr Brady insisted that the story was true, but acknowledged that he has not responded to a request for more information from the Barron inquiry.

Mr Brady said this was because he had no more information to give.

Mr Brady criticised publication of the story just 36 hours before the election.