Theresa Villiers: plans to apply to have a closed material procedure form part of her case against a challenge to her refusal to hold a public inquiry into bombings. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

ALAN ERWIN The British government is to seek to have some intelligence gathered on the Omagh bombing assessed in private, the Belfast High Court has (...)

Michael Gallagher, the father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing , has  won the legal right to challenge the government’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into the atrocity. File photograph: Eric Luke

The father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing today won the legal right to challenge the British government’s refusal to hold a public inquiry(...)

Police and firefighters at the scene in the aftermath of the 1998 Omagh Bombing, which killed 29 people. File Photograph: PA Photo.

A range of intelligence material could have been drawn together before the Omagh bombing in a bid to stop the killers in their tracks, the High Court (...)

Mayo players, with Liam Horan and his backroom staff in the background, before the All-Ireland football final in 2012, which they lost to Donegal by 2-11 to 0-13. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

KD: You managed Ballintubber to the Mayo intermediate championship before the senior final in 2007. Do you remember that day?JH: Yeah. Against Kiltima(...)

Unconventional forecasters, including Donegal postman Michael Gallagher, preduct a hot summer for Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

We’re in for another summer of scorching weather, if animals, nature and the moon are to be believed. Famed alternative weather forecaster Ken (...)

Mayo manager James Horan: “If you think about this team over the last three years our defending has been one of our corner-stones of our performances.” Photograph: Inpho

Mayo manager James Horan has conceded that his team needs to refocus on defence. Speaking to Michael Gallagher in the Western People after the recent(...)

Enda Kenny: said the suggestion would be hard for families who had lost loved ones in the Troubles to accept

The proposal by the North’s Attorney General John Larkin for a cessation of all inquiries into Troubles-related killings up to the 1998 Belfast Agreem(...)

A file image of former US diplomat Dr Richard Haass during a press conference at the Department of Foreign Affairs on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, last month. Photograph: PA

Governments in London and Dublin should join all-party Northern Ireland negotiations on dealing with the legacy of the past, a victim of the Omagh bom(...)

Michael Gallagher (right), whose son Aiden (21), was killed in the Omagh bomb attack with Stanley McCombe who lost his wife Ann, speaking in Belfast on the decision by the British Government not to hold a public inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bombing which killed 29 people. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The resolve of the Omagh families who for years have been pleading for a cross-Border inquiry into the 1998 Real IRA bombing was severely tested by No(...)

Michael Gallagher, whose son Aiden (21) was killed in the Omagh bomb attack. Photograph: PA

Some of the relatives of the victims Omagh bombing said they intend to seek a judicial review of the decision by the British government not to hold(...)