Challenge turned down as a technicality

Two men, Colm Murphy and Séamus Daly, have failed in their latest attempt to challenge the basis of the legal aid award of £800,000 towards the £1.5m needed to mount a criminal injury case against them for their alleged part in the bombing of Omagh town centre by the relatives of the 29 victims. The judged dismissed the challenge as technicality. Neither of the two men have been convicted in the criminal courts, although a Panorama programme alleged they played a key role in the bombing five years ago.