White rose petals are thrown into a pond at the Omagh memorial garden by those who attended the ceremony for victims of the car bomb on Market Street on the 15th August 1998.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Close to the 3.10 pm time of the Omagh bombing a bell was sounded 32 times on Wednesday in the Co Tyrone town. Thirty one of the tolls were for the 29(...)

Nuala O’Loan,the former  police ombudsman for Northern Ireland  Photograph: Irish Times

The North’s former police ombudsman Baroness Nuala O’Loan has stated her “firm” belief that the Omagh bombing could have been prevented. Ms O’Loan on(...)

Baroness Nuala O’Loan after receiving an honorary life membership to the RDS. She said an outsider would not come with the “historic baggage of what had gone before”. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

An outsider might be best placed to replace Nóirín O’Sullivan as Garda commissioner, Northern Ireland’s former police ombudsman has said. Baroness N(...)

The Fianna Fáil leader was responding to comments made by former police ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Nuala O’Loan, who said it was inappropriate for the GRA to advocate a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) is fully entitled to advocate a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Ma(...)

RUC officers survey the aftermath of the  Omagh bombing. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Relatives of those killed in the Omagh bombing of 1998 have demanded a full public and cross-Border inquiry into the atrocity which claimed the lives (...)