Ian Acheson Ian Acheson

The importance of remembering the Omagh bombing

The memorial for victims of the Omagh bomb attack (Credit: Getty images)

On this day, 25 years ago, not long after the ink had dried on the Good Friday Agreement, a car bomb exploded in the market town of Omagh in Country Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The bomb had been set in the town’s busy main shopping area by dissident republican terrorists styling themselves as the ‘Real IRA’.

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