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Omagh Bomb Site
Who Bombed Omagh?
Monday October 9 2000
Reporter John Ware



Panorama names individuals who have been questioned by police over the Omagh bombing. The atrocity, carried out by The Real IRA, claimed 29 lives on a Saturday afternoon in August 1998 when a car bomb exploded in Omagh town centre.

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John Ware
John Ware reports from Omagh
Panorama reporter John Ware investigates the actions of several individuals living in the border counties of the Republic of Ireland.

Each has yet to explain their movements on the day of the bombing and in each case they have failed to answer detailed questions about their connection with mobile phones which were tracked into and out of Omagh on the day of the bombing.

We haven't been able to charge anyone with this terrible atrocity but we'll not rest until we do

Ronnie Flanagan
In the film, RUC Chief Constable, Ronnie Flanagan, appeals for more people to come forward.

He says "sadly up to this point we haven't been able to charge anyone with this terrible atrocity but we'll not rest until we do. We need the final pieces fitted into this jigsaw in terms of evidence...but our intelligence is very precise. There must be a whole range of people - associates; even friends; people shocked to the core by this atrocity - who have vital pieces of information as to the activity of those who were actually invloved in this atrocity. And those people, if given encouragement, might just exercise their judgement properly and come forward."

Bernie Doherty
Bernie Doherty's son Oran was killed in the bombing
Bernie Doherty is one of many relatives who are angry that no one has yet been brought to justice. Her eight year-old Oran was one of several children killed in the bombing two years ago.

Speaking of the bombers, Bernie tells the programme, "To think that they murdered Oran, they murdered him and all those innocent people. To me I think why shouldn't they pay for what they done, you know? Why should they get off with it?"

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BBC News - Mobile Phones key to Omagh probe

BBC News - Named Omagh 'suspect' in court

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