Omagh Bombing Case ‘Built on Phone, Forensic and Witness Evidence’ - Independent.ie
When Omagh happened, it was one of the most tragic bombings in Irish history. It also represented the last major push for Violence.
The 90’s was both, the deadliest and most profound decade in the Anglo-Irish conflict. Omagh happened at a time to people going shopping for school clothes. In Ireland, where town centers become communal gathering points for rural disparate communities, the fear of bombs in marketplaces and town centers was omnipresent.
My parents, having two school aged children, began shopping for school clothes in England and the United States. We had an easy out - money and an American passport at times can give you tremendous ability to escape the realities of terrorism and sectarian strife.
I say this because - my Irish peers - did not have this luxury.
Even if we could jet engine out of one particular danger of the troubles, the fear penetrates everything permeable no matter how you try and keep it out.
the fact that many of these monsters are being brought to justice for their actions is how you destroy the fear.
In a world where justice is valuable to healing, this is great news.
The prosecution case against a high-profile republican charged with murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing is based on phone, forensic and witness evidence, a court heard.
A detective said the decision to charge Seamus Daly (43), who has previously been successfully sued over the Real IRA outrage, had been taken in consultation with the “highest level” of the North’s Public Prosecution Service after reviewing a range of evidence allegedly linking the Co Monaghan bricklayer and publican with the August 1998 attack.
Appearing at Dungannon Magistrates Court, Daly, originally from Cullaville, Co Monaghan but now residing in Jonesborough, Co Armagh, was remanded in custody after Judge Paul Conway refused a bail application.
One of the defining factors of the Omagh Bombing was that it killed a number of Tourists from the Republic of Ireland, which helped galvanize the south in what became the final push to end the decades long campaign of violence.