British Government will not hold public inquiry into the Omagh bombing

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omaghbombNorthern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers has announced that the British Government will not be holding a public inquiry into the Omagh bombing.
Twenty-nine people were murdered in the Real IRA attack.
Theresa Villiers said she did not believe there were sufficient grounds to justify a further inquiry beyond those that have already taken place.
She said “it was not an easy decision and that all views had been carefully considered”.
Ms Villiers said she believed that the ongoing investigation by the police ombudsman was the best way to address any outstanding issues relating to the police investigation.
Last month relatives of the victims of the bombing said they were prepared to go to court to force the British and Irish governments to hold a full public inquiry into the bombing.


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