Tuesday 6 December 2016

Communication 'muddle' blamed for Omagh bomb

Confusion among spy agencies led to carnage

Published 23/12/2007 | 00:00

Confusion and a lack of communication between intelligence agencies, including the FBI, Britain's MI5 and the Garda and RUC special branches, lay behind the failure to break up the Real IRA and stop the Omagh bomb.

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Last Thursday's acquittal of Sean Hoey means that no one is serving any term of imprisonment for the worst atrocity of the Troubles in the North.

The Sunday Independent has learned new details of the "muddle" over intelligence gathering prior to the bomb being planted and in the subsequent investigation to find out who was responsible and to bring them to justice.

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