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One of my first jobs as a journalist was to cover the aftermath of the Omagh bombing.

8th October, 2011
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One of my first jobs as a journalist was to cover the aftermath of the Omagh bombing. To say I was ill-equipped for the task is like saying a polar bear is ill-equipped to write a sonnet. I was 23 years old, doing a masters in journalism, and working weekends at the now-defunct Independent Network News. I was up early on the morning of August 16,1998, and in the Dublin newsroom by 6am. I would...

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