Omagh bomb accused case likely to proceed, court hears

Test for continuing prosecution of Seamus Daly for 29 murders expected to be met, judge told

Photograph of the aftermath of the 1998 Omagh bomb in which 29 people died.  Photograph: PA

Photograph of the aftermath of the 1998 Omagh bomb in which 29 people died. Photograph: PA

 

The case against a republican accused of killing 29 people in the Omagh bombing of August 1998 is likely to proceed, the high court in Northern Ireland heard today.

Doubts had been raised over whether the murder charges against Seamus Daly would be maintained. But a judge was told the test for continuing with the prosecution is now expected to be met.

A final decision will be confirmed next week.

Mr Daly, a 44-year-old bricklayer, originally from Cullaville, Co Monaghan, and now residing in Jonesborough, Co Armagh, faces 29 counts of murder.

No one has ever been found guilty of carrying out the Real IRA attack.