McCrossan: No further delays to Omagh bombing inquiry

daniel mccrossan Omagh bombing Public inquiry

SDLP West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan has said there can be no further delays to the Omagh bombing public inquiry.

It comes after the terms of reference for the inquiry were published on Wednesday.

Mr McCrossan said the inquiry must deliver long-awaited truth for the Omagh families.

West Tyrone MLA Mr McCrossan said:

“The public of the terms of reference for the upcoming public inquiry to the Omagh bombing is another welcome step to uncovering exactly what happened in Omagh on that day. This has been a long journey for the families, beset with obstacles and delays in an attempt to stymie the truth. They have been through enough and we must now progress to the inquiry as soon as possible.

“Without the tireless campaigning efforts of the families an inquiry would never have been secured. I have stood with them every step of the way in what has been a painful fight to find out about the events that led up to their loved one’s deaths.

“This inquiry can leave no stone unturned when it comes to finding the truth and there must be full transparency when the proceedings take place. The Irish Government must cooperate fully, and I repeat our call for them to hold their own inquiry so that we can be sure nothing is missed.

“The events of August 1998 will never be forgotten in Omagh, while the community has come together and emerged stronger from their terrible loss, the scars of the bombing still run deep. This public inquiry must answer the questions that families have been carrying around for over 25 years. Anything less simply won’t be good enough.”

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