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The Omagh Bombing

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Episode  ·  28:46  ·  May 19, 2020


It was a Saturday afternoon in the Northern Irish town of Omagh. With just two weeks before school was due to start, many parents were out with their children getting school uniforms.A red Vauxhall was parked in the centre of the town. Inside the car were two men, and a 500 pound bomb. The men armed the bomb and walked away, disappearing into the crowd.What happened next would become the single deadliest bombing atrocity of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.SOURCES: Excellent resource with many first hand accounts of the dayhttp://www.wesleyjohnston.com/users/ireland/past/omagh/before.htmlBBC Documentary, Who Bombed Omagh?At 28:50 the bombing is captured live by on a police dispatch.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0KPuQrYBYkIrish Times Timeline of the Omagh Bombing (Paywall):https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/timeline-of-the-omagh-bombing-1.1525134?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fnews%2Fcrime-and-law%2Ftimeline-of-the-omagh-bombing-1.1525134BBC article about the Real IRA apology:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/events/northern_ireland/focus/153629.stmArticle about how the criminal case unraveled:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7154952.stmArticle about the UK withholding intelligence:rte.ie/news/2006/0224/73414-omagh/Full transcript of the 1998 report into the Omagh Bombing by Rights Watch UK:https://web.archive.org/web/20131019094823/http://www.rwuk.org/new/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Omagh-Report-15-8-13.pdf See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4834164/advertisement

28m 46s  ·  May 19, 2020

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