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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Real IRA man held in Omagh bomb probe

Tom Brady Security Editor

Published 09/04/2014 | 02:30

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Omagh bombing suspect Seamus Daly
Omagh bombing suspect Seamus Daly

A convicted Real IRA terrorist has been arrested by police investigating the Omagh bomb atrocity, which claimed 29 lives, including a woman pregnant with twins.

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Seamus Daly was detained by PSNI officers near the south Armagh border and taken to Antrim police station for questioning.

Daly is one of four men found responsible for the Omagh bombing in civil proceedings brought by relatives of some of the victims of the attack in August 1998. He has been living on this side of the Border but has made a number of recent visits to Northern Ireland.

Security sources said there had been a recent development in the bomb investigation and investigating officers were anxious to talk to Daly.

Last December, Daly (43), who has an address at Cullaville, Co Monaghan, and Dundalk builder and publican Colm Murphy lost their appeals against an earlier decision making them liable for the Omagh bombing.

Irish Independent

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