European court dismisses real IRA men’s Omagh claim & rules case was conducted fairly




The European Court of Human Rights has ruled a civil case brought against two men accused of involvement in the Omagh bombing was conducted fairly.

29 people including a woman pregnant with twins were killed - when a 500 pound bomb detonated in the Tyrone town on the 15th of August 1998 - it was the single biggest atrocity of the troubles.

Families of the victims took a successful civil case against - Michael McKevitt and Liam Campbell both of whom are currently imprisoned - and they were ordered to pay substantial damages.

The men appealed the ruling and this morning the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously thrown out the application for the case to be overturned.

No one has ever been found to be criminally responsible for the bombing.