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Omagh bombing charges quashed


The only man jailed for the 1998 Omagh bombing, and then released on appeal, has been cleared of all charges after a retrial in Dublin. The Special Criminal Court, sitting without a jury, decided that Colm Murphy from County Louth had no case to answer. The Irish police, the Gardai, were strongly criticised by the judge, who said their evidence was inadmissible. The Democratic Unionist MP for Lagan Valley Jeffrey Donaldson says he fears that the families of the 29 people who died may never see anyone convicted for the crime

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