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Saturday 25 November 2017

Victims' families push for Omagh public inquiry

CAMPAIGNING families of Omagh bomb victims have challenged the Northern Ireland Secretary over her refusal to order a public inquiry into the Real IRA attack.

Relatives of some of those killed in the 1998 terrorist outrage travelled to Hillsborough Castle, Co Down, to demand an explanation from Theresa Villiers as to why she had ruled out an independent probe into alleged state intelligence and investigative failings.

Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said his Government is still considering a report the families had compiled on the alleged state failures, north and south.

The dissident republican attack killed 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins, and injured hundreds more.

Irish Independent

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