Gerard McSorley was traveling the day a bomb shook the foundations of Omagh — his hometown. He was returning to Dublin, where he was living at the time, and his sister, who was in London struggling to piece together the events of the day, was frantic to reach him. On entering his house, he answeredRead more..
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The trial of the alleged leader of the “Real IRA,” Michael McKevitt, is expected to go ahead in February. McKevitt is the first man in Ireland to be charged with directing terrorist activities and faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The dissident republican, who is married to Bernadette Sands, the sister of hunger strikerRead more..
A report on the Omagh atrocity has heavily criticized the controversial Special Branch of the Northern Irish police force for allegedly failing to act on an informer’s warning that dissident republicans intended to launch an attack in the County Tyrone town. A wave of disgust greeted the news that the warning had been received 11Read more..
There was a terrible silence in Omagh in the days after the bombing. It seemed that not even birdsong could be heard in a town that was full of life and joy and laughter when the world turned upside down on 15 August 1998. To those who know nothing of Northern Ireland it may seemRead more..