Omagh: Government orders inquiry into Northern Ireland’s deadliest tragedy

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Published on February 2, 2023 - Duration: 02:35s

Omagh: Government orders inquiry into Northern Ireland’s deadliest tragedy

The UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris has ordered an independent inquiry into the Omagh bombing.

A dissident republican bomb exploded in the County Tyrone town on 15th August 1998.

Twenty-nine people were killed, including a woman pregnant with twins, making it the deadliest single event of the Troubles.

The British government’s decision comes after a 2021 ruling into a judicial review brought by Michael Gallagher - father of 21-year-old Aiden who died in the bombing.

Mr Justice Horner recommended that the British government carry out an investigation into alleged security failings in the lead-up to the attack.

Report by Jonesia.

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