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Northern Ireland / Omagh Bombing / Jones Interview #426368

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Aug 15, 1998
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(Studio: Marina Kolbe) Bombing in Omagh, Northern Ireland, resulting in two dozen deaths and over 150 injuries reported; map shown of Northern Ireland; scenes shown from Omagh of bombing scene. [PEOPLE - describe scene after bombing; support peace agreement.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - talks about the crime.] [Irish Prime Minister Bertie AHERN - says the government will fight terrorist groups.] Statement from President Clinton condemning the bombing quoted.

(Studio: Gene Randall) Interview held with royal Ulster Constabulary Kevin Sheehy. [SHEEHY - talks about circumstances around bombing; gives progress of investigation; describes aftermath of bombing.]

(Studio: Marina Kolbe) Report introduced.

(London: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(No location given: Jim Clancy) Background behind the Northern Ireland peace agreement given; rise of splinter groups opposed to peace agreement reported; various scenes sown of recent events in Northern Ireland.

(London: Hilary Bowker) Interview held with "London Sunday Times" assistant editor Michael Jones. [JONES - says the violence leaves the peace agreement under more pressure than before; says condemnation of the Omagh bombing has come from all walks of life; describes possible punishments for bombers; says politicians need to put actions behind words.]

Bowker, Hilary;
Clancy, Jim;
Kolbe, Marina;
Randall, Gene

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