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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Omagh Bombing

This year
# Omagh Bombing
Timeline: The long campaign for justice for families of the 1998 Omagh bomb victims
Today, NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris said he intends to establish an independent statutory inquiry into the bombing.
# Omagh Bombing
UK Government to establish public inquiry into the Omagh bombing
The dissident republican bomb exploded in the Co Tyrone town on 15 August, 1998 killing 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins.
Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris said the inquiry will focus on whether the bombing could have been prevented.
Michael Gallagher, whose son Aiden died in the bombing, has welcomed the inquiry as "exactly what we wanted".
Justice Minister Simon Harris said the Government would discuss what action it should take in response to the inquiry.
All time
# State Papers
Real IRA not ‘overly active’, Ahern told Blair two weeks before Omagh bomb
The bombing was the single greatest loss of life of the Troubles.
# Omagh
Omagh bombing: Failure to act on informer tip-off among reasons for judge directing fresh probe
In July, Mr Justice Horner ruled it was potentially plausible that the attack could have been prevented.
# smuggling charges
Man found civilly liable for Omagh bombing to be extradited to Lithuania
Liam Campbell is suspected of international weapons smuggling in Lithuania.
# Omagh
Judge to deliver ruling on public inquiry into Omagh bombing
In 2013, campaigners launched legal action in an attempt to force an inquiry into the bombing.
# Omagh Bombing
Former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt dies
McKevitt was one of four men found liable for the 1998 Omagh bombing.
# Courts
Court asked to set aside asset transfers made by man found liable for Omagh bombing
The alleged transfers were made by Michael Colm Murphy, a discharged bankrupt, to his former wife.
# Special Criminal Court
Explosives found in Dublin car equal to over half amount used in Omagh bombing, court hears
John Roche (55) and John Brock (46) were last week found guilty of possessing 167kg of explosives in the boot of a car.
# High Court
Three men found liable for Omagh bombing adjudicated bankrupt
The bankruptcy applications were brought by lawyers acting for relatives of those killed in the bombing.
# coming together
Omagh bombing, a united cause and Griffin’s 30-yard strike: when Northern Ireland came to Dublin in 1999
In May 1999, a charity match was organised to raise funds for victims of the Omagh bombing. Former defender Danny Griffin recalls the game and his winning goal.
# The Troubles
'Those scars will never go away': Special ceremony to mark 20th anniversary of Omagh bombing
The 1998 bombing was the single worst atrocity of the Troubles.
# Omagh
Families hold interfaith service to mark 20-year anniversary of Omagh bombing
The Real IRA car bomb killed 29 people and two unborn children.
# derry girls
Derry Girls finished up last night with a really poignant ending about a bombing
Things got emotional.
# burden of proof
Two alleged Omagh bombers have lost a European challenge to a landmark ruling against them
Michael McKevitt and Liam Campbell argued that a civil trial against them was unfair.
# seamus daly
Case dropped against man accused of Omagh bombing
A spokesperson for the PPS said that the evidence simply was not there to secure a conviction.
# Special Branch
Intelligence on Real IRA Omagh bomb was 'withheld from police'
But the information could not have prevented the attack according to a new report.
# Michael Campbell
The Irishman accused of Real IRA gun-running in Lithuania is to face a retrial
Michael Campbell was originally sentenced to 12 years in prison but his conviction was overturned.
# atrocity
Omagh bombing: Seamus Daly - 43, from Monaghan - charged with 29 counts of murder
Daly and three others were found to be responsible for the 1998 attack in a civil action.
# Omagh Bombing
Omagh bombing accused to appear in court today
The man will appear in Dungannon Magistrates Court this morning.
# Omagh Bombing
Amnesty International joins calls for Omagh inquiry
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International says that questions remain unanswered over the policing and intelligence gathering around the 1998 bombing which killed 29 people.
# Courts
Dissident republican McKevitt loses appeal over conviction on Real IRA membership
Michael McKevitt fails in a bid to have his conviction overturned because of evidence obtained under an unconstitutional warrant.
# Omagh
Two found liable in Omagh bomb civil retrial
The retrial found Seamus Daly and Colm Murphy liable on the grounds of trespass to the person.
# Omagh Bombing
Government does not propose all-Ireland Omagh inquiry, says Tánaiste
Eamon Gilmore says that gardaí and the PSNI will maintain a close relationship, but that the govt isn’t pushing for an all-island inquiry.
# Smithwick Tribunal
Real IRA leader to speak at Smithwick Tribunal
Michael McKevitt will speak to the tribunal at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin today. He is currently serving a 20-year sentence after being found guilty of directing terrorism.
Relatives of Omagh victims may have been hacked by NOTW
Prime Minister David Cameron is to call a press conference on the hacking scandal today.