Northern Ireland: Omagh bomb questions can ‘only be fully answered with tandem public inquiries’

All questions around the Omagh bomb atrocity can only be answered by holding a public inquiry on both sides of the Irish border, a lawyer representing some bereaved families has said. John McBurney urged the Irish Government to “reconsider” its Read More …

Omagh bombing inquiry launched by Northern Ireland secretary to investigate 1998 attack

An independent statutory inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bombing has been ordered by the Northern Ireland secretary. It comes after a High Court judge recommended in 2021 that the government should carry out a human rights-compliant investigation into alleged security Read More …

Northern Ireland: Man charged with two counts of attempted murder in connection with Strabane PSNI attack

A man has been charged in connection with the attempted murder of two police officers in Strabane last month. Detectives from the Terrorism Investigation Unit investigating the alleged attack on Thursday, November 17, charged the 28-year-old on Tuesday night. A Read More …

Northern Ireland: Seventh man arrested over police attack in Straban

A seventh man has been arrested by police investigating the attempted murder of two police officers in Strabane, County Tyrone. The two officers escaped injury when a bomb detonated at the side of their vehicle on 17 November. The New Read More …

Northern Ireland: ‘Viable pipe bomb type device’ found by PSNI during security alert in Cookstown, Co Tyrone

A number of residents were evacuated from their Co Tyrone homes on Friday afternoon after a viable pipe bomb type device was found in the area. Police and Ammunition Technical Officers attended the scene in the Millburn Close area of Read More …

Omagh bomb: ‘Real prospect attack could have been prevented’

It is plausible that there was a real prospect the 1998 Omagh bombing could have been prevented by the security services, a judge has ruled. Mr Justice Mark Horner also called for new investigations on both sides of the Irish Read More …

Northern Ireland: 50 years since ‘cruel’ attack on Brougher Mountain

It’s exactly 50 years ago this week since five people died on a local mountain in what has been described as ‘one of the forgotten atrocities of the Troubles.’ On February 9, 1971, a bomb exploded on Brougher Mountain near Read More …

New IRA: Heathrow arrest part of anti-dissident republican operation

A man arrested at Heathrow Airport has become the 10th person detained as part of a major operation against dissident republicans in Northern Ireland. Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) arrested the man on Saturday as part Read More …

Strabane mortar bomb ‘callous attempt to kill police’

A mortar bomb left near a police station in County Tyrone was a “callous attempt to kill or maim” officers, the PSNI chief constable has said. The device was found by a resident on a wall near houses in Church Read More …