Commemoration to mark the Omagh bombing will take place today

An event to mark 20 years since the Omagh bombing will take place later today, in what will be the last annual commemoration.

29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins, were killed on August 15th 1998 after the Real IRA detonated a car bomb in the town centre.

Events to mark the anniversary will take place at 3 o’clock this afternoon and on next Wednesday, with the PSNI Chief Constable and former Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan in attendance.

However, representatives of those killed and injured have criticised the Taoiseach for not attending, with local Minister Heather Humphreys representing the Irish Government.

Over 200 people were injured in the incident after a car – which was stolen in Carrickmacross – was detonated on the busy street on a Saturday afternoon.

Nobody has been found responsible for the act.