Omagh

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Yvonne Watterson with her baby daughter Sophie in 1998.

As we mark the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bombing, I am drawn back to the summer of 1998. A new mother living in the US, I had taken my baby daught(...)

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(...)

Family, relatives and victims gather at an interdenominational service at the Memorial Gardens in Omagh to remember the Omagh bombing 20 years on. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The father of one of the Omagh bombing victims has marked the 20th anniversary of the explosion by urging Northern Ireland’s political leaders to reac(...)

Michael Gallagher, chairman of the Omagh Victims Support Group. Photograph: Eric Luke

Looking up the main street of Omagh, Co Tyrone, it is easy to miss Market Street Arcade. A narrow alleyway roughly a metre wide and a few metres long(...)

Eleven organisations in Northern Ireland, including the Dromore Diocesan Trust, have been named and shamed by the UK’s Department for Business for un(...)

The union flag flies at half mast at the courthouse in Omagh, Co Tyrone. File Photograph:  Ben Curtis/PA

Nationalists are being unlawfully denied equal treatment by flying the union flag at courthouses in Northern Ireland, a judge has heard. Lawyers cla(...)

The Prince of Wales visits the Omagh Hospital and Community Care Complex in Co Tyrone.  Photograph:   Kelvin Boyes/ Press Eye.

The father of a man killed in the Omagh bombing has said a royal visit to the Co Tyrone town was “recognition” of the fact that the victims and surviv(...)

The Prince of Wales with Sinn Féin MLA Caral Ní Chuilín and her colleague Gerry Kelly (left) at Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The first port of call for Prince Charles during a two day visit to Northern Ireland was a landmark church which had faced demolition a few years ago.(...)

Too close for comfort: Ann Skelly in Kissing Candice

Money moves unusually in the film business. Aoife McArdle, one of our most successful video directors, has worked with such luminaries as Jon Hopkins,(...)

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