14 June 2009

A Tale of Two Cities

Manchester was bombed by the IRA on Saturday the 15th June 1996.

Two-hundred and six people were injured.

Omagh was bombed by the real IRA on Saturday the 15th August 1998.

There were twenty-nine deaths and over two-hundred and twenty people were reported injured.

The Omagh victims have just received compensation through the Civil courts (Breslin & Ors v McKenna & Ors (Omagh Bombing case) [2009] NIQB 50).

Will the victims of the Manchester bombing be able to find justice through the courts?

If not, why not?

(See earlier post, Gerry, meet Ioworth).

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