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Ireland drops charges against Omagh bombing suspect

[JURIST] The Irish Public Prosecution Service [official website] has dropped charges against Anthony Joseph Donegan, suspected of providing the car used in the Omagh car bombing in 1998. A spokesman for the PPS said Wednesday that the "test for prosecution was not met." Twenty-nine people were killed and 220 were injured when a car bomb [BBC backgrounder] set by the Real IRA [DOS backgrounder], a splinter group of the former provisional Irish Republican Army opposed to the peace process, exploded in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh. Sean Gerard Hoey remains the only person in custody [JURIST report] for the attack. BBC News has more.

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