Northern Irish High Court rules that Omagh bombing could have been thwarted if police had received all available intelligence


Re: Gallagher's (Michael) Application for Judicial Review and in the matter of a decision by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland made on 12th September 2013

The applicant persuaded the court that there are arguable grounds that there has been a breach of Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights in the failure of authorities to act against the dissident republican terrorists involved in acts of terrorism in the months leading up to the Omagh bombing.

The court directed that an Article 2 compliant investigation should be carried out in Northern Ireland to examine the grounds referred to above and expresses the desire that simultaneously an Article 2 compliant investigation will consider the same issues in the Republic of Ireland.

Hugh Southey QC was involved in this case.

The judgment can be found here.