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Council to plan for 20th anniversary of Omagh bomb

A reflective silence as people attend an Anniversary Service of the Omagh Bomb.

FERMANAGH and Omagh District Council has begun discussions on how to  appropriately mark the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bombing next year.

At the recent Regeneration and Community Committee of Fermanagh and  Omagh District Council, a member pointed that the local authority had  co-ordinated the arrangements for the commemoration of the tenth  anniversary of the 1998 attack in 2008.

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Thereafter, representatives of some of those families that had been  directly affected by the Omagh bomb co-ordinated the various events.

As 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the atrocity, the councillor  (whose name was not recorded in the council minutes)  requested that   the council consider marking the occasion in a suitable manner.

Another councillor emphasised the sensitivity of such matters and that  the Council should be consistent in its consideration of   commemorations of both the Omagh and Enniskillen bombs, were noted.

It was recommended on the proposal of Cllr Robert Irvine, seconded by Cllr Errol Thompson, that reports be brought to a future  
Regeneration and Community Committee meeting looking at possible ways in which the council could be  involved with an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bomb in 2018 and the 30th anniversary of the Enniskillen bomb in November  this year.

 

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