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Man charged with Omagh bombing murders in Northern Ireland
(Vatican Radio) A 43 year old man is due in court Friday after being charged with the murders of 29 people in a bomb attack in Omagh, Northern Ireland in 1998.
Seamus Daly who was charged on Thursday with murders connected to the Omagh bombing has been a prime suspect in an ongoing investigation into the atrocity.
He denies the charges.
A dissident group calling itself the real IRA claimed responsible for the horrific attack.
The blast in the town of Omagh was the worst in Northern Ireland’s 30 year conflict killing 29 people, most of whom were children.
Robin Wilson is an expert on the Northern Ireland conflict and is lead editor of the Open Security section of online publication Open Democracy.
He says Seamus Daly was ruled responsible for the Omagh bombing in a landmark civil lawsuit.
“He was among four of them who were ordered to pay more than 1.5 million pounds in damages to the families.”
Daly, who lives in the Republic of Ireland, was arrested on Monday by Northern Ireland police in the border town of Newry.
Police also charged Seamus Daly on Thursday with attempting to bomb the Northern Ireland town of Lisburn four months before the Omagh attack.
In the 16 years since the Omagh bombing no one ever been convicted of carrying it out in a criminal court. Listen