IOL: Reception to mark Omagh anniversary
Reception to mark Omagh anniversary
15/08/2003 - 06:04:11

The town of Omagh in Co Tyrone is today marking the fifth anniversary of the Real IRA bombing which killed 29 people and two unborn babies in 1998.

A civic reception will be held in the town to remember the victims of the car bomb, which caused the largest loss of life of any single attack during the 30 years of the Troubles.

Only one person, 49-year-old Colm Murphy, has ever been convicted in connection with the atrocity.

Mr Murphy was jailed last year for conspiring to cause the bombing by lending two mobile phones to those who planted the device.

Some of the families of the Omagh victims are planning to take a civil case against five men they believe were responsible because of the failure of the police to bring criminal prosecutions.

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