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No bail for Omagh bombing suspect Seamus Daly

By Alan Erwin

A republican accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bomb atrocity must remain in custody, a High Court judge ruled.

Mr Justice Treacy refused to grant bail to Seamus Daly after rejecting claims that he should be released due to delays in the case.

No one has ever been found guilty of the August 1998 bomb attack carried out by the Real IRA.

But Daly, a 44-year-old bricklayer, originally from Cullaville, Co Monaghan, and now residing in Jonesborough, Co Armagh, faces 29 counts of murder.

He is also accused of causing the explosion in Omagh and possession of a bomb in the Co Tyrone market town with intent to endanger life or property.

Further charges have been brought against him of conspiring to cause an explosion and having explosives with intent in connection with a separate dissident bomb plot in Lisburn, Co Down, in April that year.

Daly, who has a previous conviction in the Irish Republic for IRA membership, has already been found liable for the bombing in a landmark civil action taken by victims' families.

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