Families of those killed in the Omagh bombing will be able to raise calls for a public inquiry with the new Government next month it has emerged.
The anniversary of the 1998 atrocity was marked with an interdenominational service in the Co Tyrone town yesterday.
Representatives of the British and Irish governments were among those who attended the poignant event.
The Omagh bombing was carried out by the dissident Real IRA and today there were calls for it to end its continuing campaign.
On Saturday, three children were injured when a bomb planted by dissident republicans exploded in a bin in Lurgan, Co Armagh.
Those present for the Omagh service raised their hands in demonstration of the fact that the blood of further victims was not on the hands of ordinary people, who the event heard, continue to oppose violence.