MICHAEL McKevitt, the former Real IRA leader who was one of four men found liable for the 1998 Omagh Bombing, has died.
McKevitt died following a battle with cancer.
The 71-year-old was released from prison in 2016 after serving a 20-year sentence for membership of an illegal organisation and for directing terrorism.
McKevitt was married to Bernadette Sands-McKevitt, a sister of huger striker Bobby Sands.
In 2009 a judge ruled in a landmark civil trial that McKevitt, Liam Campbell, Colm Murphy and Seamus Daly were all liable for the 1998 atrocity in Omagh.
In August 1998, 29 people were killed in the Omagh Bombing.
Two young boys from Buncrana – Sean McLaughlin and Oran Doherty – were among those killed in the deadly blast.
Another young boy, James Barker, who was from England and who lived in Buncrana, also lost his life in the blast.Tags: