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Former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt dies aged 71

One of four men found liable for the 1998 Omagh bombing, though he always denied being involved

The former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt has died following a battle with cancer.

McKevitt, who was one of four men found liable for the Omagh bomb, had been diagnosed with terminal cancer a number of years ago. He was released from prison in 2016 after serving a 20-year sentence for directing terrorism and membership of an illegal organisation.

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