Seamus Daly charged for 29 murders in 1998 Omagh bombing

By Kyle Johnson,

A member of the Real Irish Republican Army has been charged in the 1998 Omagh bombing that left 29 people dead.

Seamus Daly was arrested on Monday by the Police Service of Northern Ireland's serious crime branch in Newry and then charged in the bombing that also left hundreds injured, reports the Irish Times. One victim of the bombing was a woman pregnant with twins.

PSNI released a statement saying that on top of the charges for the death of 29 people, the 43-year-old was also on the hook for two counts in relation to the explosion and another two counts for an attempted bombing in Lisburn earlier that same year.

To this day, no one has yet been criminally convicted of the Omagh bombing. The 1998 bombing was considered the worst act that came about during the Troubles.

Daly has always maintained he was not involved in the bombing, according to BBC News. Despite his denial, he and three others were found to be liable for £1.5 million for the attack.

Michael Gallagher, whose son Aidan died in the explosion, is glad that someone was finally arrested. He noted, "we have put the police under pressure to pursue the investigation."

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