Two Omagh accused facing jail for alleged contempt
Two of the men found liable for the 1998 Omagh bombings in civil court proceedings face being jailed for contempt unless they comply with orders to disclose details of their assets.
Liam Campell and Michael Colm Murphy were directed in June by the High Court to provide sworn statements disclosing their assets and means but had failed to provide them, the court was told yesterday.
The statements had been sought by relatives of the 29 bomb victims in aid of execution of a judgment they obtained against Campbell, of Upper Faughart, Dundalk, Co Louth, and Murphy, of Lower Faughart, Dundalk.
That judgment against both Campbell and Murphy, along with Michael McKevitt and Séamus Daly, was granted by the High Court in Belfast after all four had been found responsible, in a civil action, for the 1998 atrocity.
The four were ordered to pay the relatives a total of £1.6m (€2.1m). Lawyers for the relatives, in an ex-parte application, were granted orders directing the two be brought by the gardaí before Dublin High Court to explain their alleged contempt.