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The Resource Aftermath : the Omagh bombing and the families' pursuit of justice, Ruth Dudley Edwards

Aftermath : the Omagh bombing and the families' pursuit of justice, Ruth Dudley Edwards

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Aftermath : the Omagh bombing and the families' pursuit of justice
Title
Aftermath
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the Omagh bombing and the families' pursuit of justice
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Ruth Dudley Edwards
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Aftermath
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the Omagh bombing and the families pursuit of justice
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Language
eng
Summary
The Omagh bomb was the worst massacre in Northern Ireland's modern history - yet from it came a most extraordinary tale of human resilience. As the bombers congratulated themselves on escaping justice, the families determined on a civil case against them and their organisation. No one had ever done this before. It was a very domestic atrocity. In Omagh, on Saturday, 15 August, 1998, a 500lb bomb placed by the Real IRA, murdered twenty-nine shoppers - five men, fourteen women and nine children, of whom two were Spanish and one English: the dead included Protestants, Catholics and a Mormon. Although the police believed they knew the identities of the killers, there was insufficient evidence to bring charges. Taking as their motto 'For evil to triumph, all that is necessary is for good men to do nothing', families of ten of the dead decided to go after these men through the civil courts, where the burden of proof is lower. These were ordinary people - they included a factory worker, a mechanic and a cleaner; they had no money, no lawyers, and there was no legal precedent for such an action. This is the story of how - with the help of a small group of London sympathisers that included av iscount and two ex-terrorists - these Omagh families surmounted all the obstacles tol aunch a civil case against the Real IRA and five named individuals. Aftermath is not just an astonishing story in itself: it is a universal story of David challenging Goliath, as well as an inspiration to citizens anywhere devastated by terrorism. The Real IRA today: ETA tomorrow: the Mafia, perhaps, the day after
Summary
In Omagh, on Saturday, 15 August, 1998, a massive bomb placed by the so-called Real IRA murdered unborn twins, five men, fourteen women and nine children. This title presents an account of how these families became internationally recognised, formidable campaigners and surmounted countless daunting obstacles to win a famous victory
Award
Non-Fiction Dagger Award, 2010.
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376913
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WLB
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Edwards, Ruth Dudley
Dewey number
347.416
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Bombings
  • Class actions (Civil procedure)
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adult
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the Omagh bombing and the families' pursuit of justice
Label
Aftermath : the Omagh bombing and the families' pursuit of justice, Ruth Dudley Edwards
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000044676789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780436205996
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)429017918
Label
Aftermath : the Omagh bombing and the families' pursuit of justice, Ruth Dudley Edwards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000044676789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780436205996
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)429017918

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