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Omagh bomb relatives to meet MPs

Aftermath of Omagh bomb
The explosion killed 29 people and unborn twins in 1998

Relatives of Omagh bomb victims are to brief a committee of MPs later as part of their campaign for a public inquiry into the 1998 atrocity.

Twenty-nine people were killed when a Real IRA car bomb exploded in the town.

The House of Commons' NI Affairs Committee is at Stormont on Monday for a series of evidence sessions.

Michael Gallagher, whose son Aidan was one of those murdered, said the families had "been to hell and back" and needed some closure.

"We feel that the best way forward is a full cross-border public inquiry," he said.

"We are not saying to the government that they have got to spend money on the scale of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry or that it's got to take years but the government should work with the families and try and find a way forward that everybody can live with."

In December 2007, County Armagh electrician Sean Hoey was acquitted of the murders.

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