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MP supports Omagh families call for inquiry

15 September, 2008

Sinn Féin MP for West Tyrone Pat Doherty has once again called for an independent all Ireland inquiry to be put in place to investigate the circumstances leading up to the Omagh bomb and the subsequent investigation. Mr Doherty's remarks come after BBC Panorama revelations that the British listening centre GCHQ was monitoring the phones of those involved.

Mr Doherty said:

"Since the time of the devastating attack in Omagh we have repeatedly raised questions concerning the involvement of British Security Agencies in the events leading up to the bomb and in the subsequent investigation.

"Panorama has now revealed that GCHQ were listening in to the mobile phones of those involved in this attack as they transported the bomb to Omagh.

"Given these revelations and other information already in the public domain the case for a fully independent all Ireland inquiry into the events leading up to the bomb and the subsequent investigation is compelling." ENDS

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