British government seeking to have Omagh bombing intelligence assessed in private court told


 THE British government is to seek to have some intelligence gathered on the Omagh bombing assessed in privite.


Secretary of State for the North of Ireland Theresa Villigers (pictured below) plans to have a ‘closed material procedure’ form part of a challenge to her refusal to hold a public inquiry into the atrocity, a judge was told. Confirmation of the move came as lawyers for the the father of a young man killed in the Real IRA attack accused authorities of “massively dragging their heels”. Michael Gallagher has mounted a legal action in a bid to force the government to order a full inquiry. His son Aiden was among 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins, killed on August 15th 1998. In September 2013 Ms Villiers rejected calls for a public investigation, deciding instead that a probe by Police Ombudsman Michael Maguire was the best way to address any…

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