Design for Omagh memorial announced

Yesterday the design was revealed for a new memorial to mark the 1998 bombing in Omagh, Northern Ireland.  It will consist of a 4.5m high obelisk that marks the site of the explosion.  31 mirrors on tall poles (one for each person who died) will reflect light into the heart of the obelisk.

While the design itself has been well received, there remains strong disagreement over the wording of the inscription.  The council plans to appoint an independent professional facilitator to carry out consultation and prepare a report.

Read more from BBC News

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