Landmark bid for partially-secret hearing on Omagh bomb

Rescue workers and police search for survivors following the Omagh bombing
Staff Reporter
A LANDMARK  bid for a partially-secret hearing over intelligence gathered on the Omagh bombing has begun at the High Court. Lawyers for the British government are arguing that national security-sensitive material is suitable for an application to hold a closed material procedure (CMP). The move on Thursday forms part of a legal challenge to Secretary of State Theresa Villiers' refusal to hold a public inquiry into the atrocity. Michael Gallagher, whose son Aiden was among those killed by the Real IRA the August 1998, is seeking to have her decision judicially reviewed. T[...]

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