Omagh Town, where a Real IRA car bomb killed 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins, on August 15, 1998
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A High Court judge in Belfast has found there was a “real prospect” the Real IRA attack in Omagh in 1998 could have been prevented.
Mr Justice Horner told Belfast High Court:
“I am satisfied that certain grounds when considered separately or together give rise to plausible allegations that there was bombing.
“These grounds involve, inter alia, the consideration of terrorist activity on both sides of the border by prominent dissident terrorist republicans leading up to the Omagh bomb.
“I am therefore satisfied that the threshold under Article 2 ECHR (European Convention on Human Rights) to require the investigation of those allegations has been reached.”