One of the men being sued over the Omagh bombing sniggered and made drunken bar-room accusations hours after the massacre, the High Court has heard.
Seamus Daly allegedly told another pub-goer: “You're the boy that drove the yoke [car] to Omagh today.”
Daly, who is defending a lawsuit along with businessman Colm Murphy, was described in court as a self-confessed member of the Real IRA.
Details emerged during an |examination of transcripts from police interviews with Terence Morgan.
Murphy is alleged to have borrowed a phone from Morgan for use by the team who transported 500lb of explosives into Omagh on August 15, 1998. Twenty-nine |people and unborn twins were killed in the Real IRA attack.
Dundalk-based Murphy (60) and Daly, from Cullaville, Co Monaghan, were ordered to face a civil retrial after their appeals against being held liable for the bombing were upheld. Both deny liability in the action brought by relatives of some of the victims.
The trial continues.