Man remanded on Omagh bomb murder charges

Republican Seamus Daly, 43, who was successfully sued over the Omagh bomb has been remanded in custody charged with murdering the 29 victims of the Real IRA outrage.

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Omagh bomb suspect Seamus Daly denied bail

Omagh bombing suspect Seamus Daly has been denied bail and remanded in custody following his appearance at Dungannon Magistrates Court.

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Daly was arrested by officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Serious Crime Branch in Newry on Monday as he accompanied his wife to a maternity hospital.

Deputy district judge Paul Conway refused a defence application for bail on the grounds that Daly might flee the jurisdiction.

Dressed in jeans and a dark grey hooded top, Daly did not speak during the half hour hearing.

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Omagh bombing suspect appears in court

Seamus Daly has been remanded in custody charged with murdering the 29 victims of the Real IRA outrage.

Mr Daly appeared in the dock at Dungannon Magistrates' Court amid a heavy security presence this morning.

Last night, detectives charged him with 29 counts of murder, two charges linked to the explosion in Omagh and two counts linked to an attempted explosion in Lisburn in April 1998.

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Family of Omagh bomb victim: Long, difficult struggle

Michael Gallagher, whose son Aiden was killed by the Omagh bomb, said he would not apologise for putting the British and Irish government's under pressure to prosecute.

Speaking on the BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he said:

It has been a long, difficult struggle.

We have put the police, and both the British and Irish governments, under tremendous pressure and we continue to do that and we don't apologise for it.

It is something that, as victims, you have a certain resilience.

We think of the people that we lost - in our case our only son Aiden - and that gives us the strength to carry on.

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Man due in court on Omagh bomb murder charges

A high-profile republican is due in court today charged with murdering the 29 victims of the Real IRA outrage.

Seamus Daly, 43, from Cullaville, Co Monaghan in the Irish Republic, has already been found liable for the August 1998 attack in the Co Tyrone town in a landmark civil case.

Last night, detectives charged him with 29 counts of murder, two charges linked to the explosion in Omagh and two counts linked to an attempted explosion in Lisburn in April 1998.

He is due to appear before a district judge at Dungannon Magistrates' Court in Co Tyrone.

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Omagh victim family: 'Good news for us'

The father of one of the Omagh bombing victims has welcomed the news that Seamus Healy has been charged over the atrocity but said he would like to see further people brought to justice.

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Have just spoken to Michael Gallagher whose son was killed in the Omagh bomb He said it has been a long wait and its very good news for us.

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Michael Gallagher says they have police under tremendous pressure to get those responsible for the Omagh bombing. He wants more arrests.

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Omagh: 'Single bloodiest attack in Northern Ireland'

File photo of the aftermath of the Omagh bombing in 1998. Credit: Paul McErlane/PA Wire

Five years ago Seamus Daly was one of four men found responsible for the bomb at Belfast High Court after being sued by some of the victims' families.

The men were ordered to pay £1.6 million to the bereaved relatives.

Daly faced a civil retrial after successfully appealing against the original finding, but the second trial delivered the same outcome as the first, with judge Mr Justice John Gillen ruling him responsible for the attack.

He is due to appear in court in Dungannon tomorrow.

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Omagh bombing: Republican charged with 29 murders

Seamus Daly has been charged with murdering 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bombing, police have said.

He was charged with 29 counts of murder, two charges linked to the explosion in Omagh and two counts linked to an attempted explosion in Lisburn in April 1998.

Daly was arrested by officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Serious Crime Branch in the Newry area on Monday.

The Omagh Bombing was the single bloodiest terrorist attack in the history of the Northern Ireland Troubles and came only months after the signing of the historic Good Friday peace accord.

No-one has been successfully convicted of the bombing in a criminal court.