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The Loughinisland Massacre and Omagh Bombing Testimonies

Continuing our ‘Speaking for Myself’ series, our Witnesses are Colm Smyth, who was critically injured in the terrorist attack on The Heights Bar in the County Down village of Loughinisland on June 18th 1994, and Stanley McCombe, whose wife, Anne, was murdered on August 15th 1998 in the Omagh bombing.

Our Panelists are John O’ Mahony who was a member of An Garda Siochana for 40 years up until June 2017. John served in all ranks up to Assistant Garda Commissioner and, during the course of his career, he was involved in over 100 homicide investigations. John now works closely with victim support groups including AdVIC.

We are also privileged to have the renowned former RTÉ broadcaster and author, Gareth O’Callaghan, on this panel.

This event is chaired by The Miami Showband Massacre survivor, Stephen Travers, who is also Chairman and co-founder of Truth and Reconciliation Platform.

Our executive producer and a co-founder of TaRP, Eugene Reavey, joins us from Whitecross in County Armagh and the Truth and Reconciliation Platform Ambassador to The UK, Joe Campbell, joins us from London.

Speaking for Myself’ is a Truth and Reconciliation Platform educational project, hosted by The Miami Showband Peace Centre Online. The “Speaking for Myself” series is assisted by Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and by consultant and coach, Tracy Dempsey.