Monday, June 8, 2009

Real IRA leaders liable for Omagh bombing

It is a civil action, but likely the best that can be gained at this point: Four Real IRA leaders found liable for Omagh bombing.

29 people were killed in the attack.

No convictions ever stood up against the accused terrorists, in either the North or the Republic.

The civil damages awarded in this suit come to Pounds 1.6 million, but it really isn't about the money.
The Northern Ireland lord chief justice, Declan Morgan, said in his ruling that there was "overwhelming evidence" the four were connected to the explosion.
Five men were named in the suit, and fairness demands that it be noted that the fifth man, Seamus McKenna, was cleared of any involvement.

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