The Police Ombudsman's Report on the Omagh Bombing Investigation: Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs
"The Ombudsman's report clearly raises issues of concern about the police investigation into the Omagh bombing. It is important that these concerns be fully addressed."
"The Ombudsman has recommended that an investigation team led by a Senior Investigating Officer, independent of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, should be asked to conduct the Omagh Bomb Investigation. It is my view that this recommendation should now be implemented."
"The Office of the Police Ombudsman is a completely independent mechanism which was set up to handle complaints about the conduct of police officers. Since her appointment, Mrs O'Loan has carried out her mandate with vigour and integrity. I would now call on all those with an interest in seeing the perpetrators of this atrocity brought to justice to give her report and recommendations the most careful consideration."
"In all of this, we must not lose sight of the fact that the persons responsible for the tragic loss of so many lives in Omagh were those who planned and executed the atrocity. However long it takes us, the perpetrators of this evil deed must be found and held fully to account before the law."
"The families of those who were killed or injured in the bomb are very much in my thoughts at what must be a deeply distressing time for them."