Brother of young Omagh bombing victim calls for killers to face justice

Brother of young Omagh bombing victim calls for killers to face justice

James Barker died in the Real IRA blast which killed 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins, in the Co Tyrone town on August 15, 1998.

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Man convicted but later cleared of Omagh bombing charges denies putting assets beyond reach of families

Man convicted but later cleared of Omagh bombing charges denies putting assets beyond reach of families

A man convicted and later cleared on appeal of involvement in the 1998 Omagh bombing has denied in the High Court he has put several of his assets beyond the reach of the families of the bomb victims.

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Omagh bomb victim's father 'regrettably' accepts decision to drop charges

Omagh bomb victim's father 'regrettably' accepts decision to drop charges

A victims' campaigner has said he agreed with the decision to drop the Omagh bomb trial.

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Omagh bombing charges dropped against Seamus Daly before case reaches Belfast Crown Court

Omagh bombing charges dropped against Seamus Daly before case reaches Belfast Crown Court

Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a bricklayer accused of murdering 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bomb.

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Father's fury over reported collapse of Omagh bomb prosecution

Father's fury over reported collapse of Omagh bomb prosecution

It is understood charges will be dropped against the last remaining suspect in the search for the people behind the Omagh bombing.

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Omagh bombing accused 'has an alibi'

Omagh bombing accused 'has an alibi'

A man accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing has an alibi, his lawyer has told a court.

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Police 'withheld information from Omagh detectives'

Police 'withheld information from Omagh detectives'

Police intelligence officers withheld some information from detectives investigating the Omagh bombing in which 29 people were killed, a new probe has found.

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New Omagh inquiry 'would not provide the families with answers'

New Omagh inquiry 'would not provide the families with answers'

The Northern Secretary said today that she refused to commission a cross border judicial inquiry into the Omagh Bombing because it would not provide the families with new information.

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Omagh families vow to pursue £1.6m damages owed by Murphy and Daly

Omagh families vow to pursue £1.6m damages owed by Murphy and Daly

Relatives of Omagh bomb victims tonight vowed to relentlessly pursue the £1.6m in damages that the men found liable for the attack have been ordered to pay.

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Omagh case pair challenged to testify

Omagh case pair challenged to testify

Two republicans being sued by relatives of victims of the Omagh bomb have been challenged to break their silence and testify in court.

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No delays in Omagh bombing retrial, judge warns

No delays in Omagh bombing retrial, judge warns

A judge in the civil retrial of two men accused of involvement in the Omagh bombing has warned lawyers that he will not let it be held up by endless delays.

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Athletes fly home as flame goes out

Athletes fly home as flame goes out

Thousands of Olympic athletes and spectators were heading home today after the London 2012 Games ended with a triumphant bang.

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Omagh bombing inquiry 'would uncover unnerving secrets'

Omagh bombing inquiry 'would uncover unnerving secrets'

A public inquiry into the infamous Omagh bombing would uncover "unnerving secrets" of security force failings, one of those bereaved by the atrocity said.

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Omagh families want talks with former Police Ombudsman official

Omagh families want talks with former Police Ombudsman official

Relatives of some victims of the Omagh bomb are seeking a meeting with a former member of the Police Ombudsman’s office who was called in to investigate after the acquittal of the only man charged with the atrocity.

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Families of Omagh bomb victims pledge to continue legal battle

Families of Omagh bomb victims pledge to continue legal battle

Families of Omagh bomb victims have pledged to stick with their marathon legal battle after two men successfully appealed a high court ruling that had found them responsible for the 1998 outrage.

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Pair cleared in Omagh bombing appeal case

Pair cleared in Omagh bombing appeal case

Two men have successfully appealed against a High Court ruling that held them responsible for the Omagh bombing today, but two others had their appeals dismissed.

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Murphy cleared of Omagh conspiracy charge

Colm Murphy walked free from the Special Criminal Court in Dublin today after he was cleared of a conspiracy charge in relation to the 1998 Omagh bomb which killed 29 people and injured more than 300.

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Suspect's phone was in Omagh at time of bombing, court hears

Records show a mobile phone belonging to Colm Murphy was in Omagh on the day a car bomb in the town killed 29 people, the Special Criminal Court was told today.

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Evidence against Omagh accused should not be heard, court hears

Evidence against Colm Murphy who is accused of a conspiracy in relation to the Omagh bomb in 1998 should not be admitted, his trial at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin heard today.

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Omagh trial sees videolink testimony from London

Legal history was made at the Special Criminal Court sitting in Dublin today when the court heard evidence from a witness by videolink from London in the trial of Colm Murphy who is accused of conspiracy in relation to the 1998 Omagh bomb.

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Omagh trial continues with legal argument

The trial of Colm Murphy who is accused of conspiracy in connection with the 1998 Omagh bombing is continuing at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.

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Omagh retrial continues

The trial of a man accused in connection with the Omagh bombing continued at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin today.

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Omagh trial witness 'terrified'

A Co Armagh farmer who gave evidence by video link from Belfast was described by a judge at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin today as "terrified'' when he repeatedly said he could not remember working for Colm Murphy, the man accused of conspiracy in relation to the 1998 Omagh bombing.

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Detective denies perjury in earlier Omagh trial

Detective denies perjury in earlier Omagh trial

A Detective Garda denied at the Special Criminal Court today that he had perjured himself when he gave evidence almost nine years ago in the trial of Colm Murphy in connection with the Omagh bombing in 1998.

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Garda interview with Omagh suspect rewritten, court hears

A Garda interview with a man accused in connection with the Omagh bombing was rewritten, the Special Criminal Court heard today.

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Garda suspected accused had explosives, Omagh trial court hears

A Garda Chief Superintendent told the Special Criminal Court today that he ordered the continued detention of Colm Murphy, accused of conspiracy in connection with the Omagh bombing, because he suspected he was involved in the possession of explosives in August 1998.

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Murphy trial hears detail of Omagh bomb

The Special Criminal Court in Dublin today heard details of the the Real IRA bomb in Omagh which killed 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins,and injured 300 people in 1998.

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Builder 'lent mobile phones to terrorists'

Builder 'lent mobile phones to terrorists'

The retrial of a building contractor charged over the Omagh bomb atrocity today heard he provided two mobile phones used by terrorists plotting the Real IRA massacre.

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Omagh retrial opens

Omagh retrial opens

The retrial of a Louth building contractor on conspiracy charges connected with the 1998 Real IRA Omagh bombing has opened at the new Criminal Court Complex.

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Key Omagh trial witness dies, court hears

Key Omagh trial witness dies, court hears

A key garda witness in the retrial of building contractor Colm Murphy in connection with the 1998 Real IRA Omagh bombing has died, the Special Criminal Court heard today.

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PSNI review Omagh bombing evidence

PSNI review Omagh bombing evidence

The PSNI have begun the process of reviewing all the evidence around the Omagh bombing to see if they can bring new charges against the man acquitted last year of involvement in making the bomb.

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Omagh bomb accused remanded in custody

Omagh bomb accused remanded in custody

One of the alleged Omagh bombers was remanded in custody in Belfast today following a legal bid to extradite him to Lithuania to face arms smuggling charges.

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Policemen refused to testify at Omagh inquiry

Policemen refused to testify at Omagh inquiry

Two policemen refused to give evidence to a high-level probe into Omagh bomb intelligence in the North, it was revealed today.

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Supreme Court reserves judgement on Murphy appeal

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment in an appeal brought on the behalf of 54 year-old building contractor Colm Murphy aimed at stopping his re-trial on a conspiracy charge connected with the Real IRA Omagh bombing in which 29 people died.

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Man charged with Omagh bombing begins appeal

The Supreme Court has commenced hearing an appeal brought on the behalf of 54-year-old building contractor Colm Murphy aimed at stopping his re-trial on a conspiracy charge connected with the Real IRA Omagh bombing in which 29 people died.

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Senior Garda 'tried to block no terrorism concern statement'

A senior garda attempted to block a statement which claimed he had no concerns about terrorism in the North, the Omagh civil action case heard today.

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FBI spy lured 'Real IRA leader' for garda unit, court told

The alleged leader of the Real IRA was lured into the eye of a garda surveillance unit by an FBI spy as officers followed his movements in the aftermath of the Omagh bombing, a court heard today.

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Omagh civil action delayed by legal argument

Legal argument today delayed the start of a landmark lawsuit against alleged terrorists accused of carrying out the Omagh bombing.

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Omagh families win Supreme Court appeal

The Supreme Court has ruled that the families and victims of the 1998 Omagh bombing are entitled to the transcripts and books of evidence used in the trials of five men at the Special Criminal Court as part of a civil case being brought against the five in the North.

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Omagh families praise judge

Relatives of the Omagh bomb victims today welcomed a judge’s determination to start their multi-million pound civil action against those they believe responsible for the Real IRA atrocity.

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Omagh bomb accused to learn his fate

The verdict will be delivered today in the trial of a man accused of murdering 29 people in the North's worst ever terrorist atrocity.

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Date set for Omagh bomb verdict

The judge in the Omagh bomb trial is due to deliver his verdict on Thursday.

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Medical evidence may halt Omagh retrial

Medical reports claiming the only man jailed in connection with the Omagh bomb massacre suffers brain damage will be accepted as evidence in a legal bid to halt his retrial, it was announced today.

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Omagh accused in 'memory loss' plea

The only man jailed in connection with the Omagh bombing in the North claimed today that his short-term memory loss would interfere with his right to a fair hearing in a retrial.

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Republicans urged to break silence over Omagh bombing

Detectives hunting the Omagh bombers are to put republican's support for the North's police service to the test with a series of newspaper adverts urging full co-operation.

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PSNI to seek Sinn Féin help in Omagh bomb investigation

The PSNI is set to formally ask Sinn Féin to help catch those responsible for the Omagh bombing.

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FBI: Omagh bombing a joint dissident operation

The Omagh bombing was carried out jointly by the Real IRA and the Continuity IRA rather than just by the RIRA alone, the trial of the man accused of murdering the 29 victims of the 1998 atrocity was told by an FBI agent today.

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Omagh bomb accused won't give evidence

Alleged Omagh bomb mass murderer Sean Hoey turned down the chance to give evidence at his trial today.

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'Terror plot detonator changed after expert examination'

A detonator used in a terrorist plot underwent unexplained changes after it was first examined, the Omagh bomb trial heard today.

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Two charges dropped in Omagh bombing trial

Two of the 58 charges faced by Sean Hoey in the ongoing Omagh bomb trial are to be dropped, a judge in Belfast ruled today.

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Scientist casts doubt on Omagh forensic technique

A key forensic technique used to connect the Omagh bomb suspect to the crime contains ambiguities which may make its results unreliable, a court heard today.

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Police evidence 'should be treated with caution' warning

The credibility and reliability of police witnesses in a terrorist bomb trial in the North should be treated with caution, a prosecutor said today.

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Bomb delay described in Omagh terror trial

It took police controllers 10 minutes to alert officers in the North to a bomb planted outside their station, a terrorism trial in Northern Ireland heard today.

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Date set for landmark Omagh action

A landmark civil action brought by relatives of people killed in the Omagh bomb has been scheduled in the High Court for April next year, it emerged today.

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Omagh accused to stand trial

Relatives of the Omagh bomb victims are bracing themselves for a harrowing new ordeal as the man accused of the North’s worst single terrorist atrocity goes on trial in Belfast tomorrow.

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Omagh bomb accused in bid to halt case

The man accused of the Omagh bomb murders will attempt to have the case against him halted, it emerged today.

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Omagh bomb suspect faces hearing

A man who is to be charged with the 29 Omagh bomb atrocity murders will face a remand hearing later today.

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Man faces multiple murder charges over Omagh bombing

A man is to be charged with murdering the 29 people who died in the Omagh bomb atrocity, it emerged tonight.

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Man to be charged with Omagh bomb murders

A man is to be charged with murdering the 29 people who died in the Omagh bomb atrocity, sources have revealed tonight.

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Omagh bomb trial: Murphy sentenced to 14 years

Colm Murphy, the man convicted for conspiracy to cause the Omagh bombing, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

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