On 3 September 1998 President Clinton along with his wife Hilary, pay tribute to the victims of the bombing. They were joined on the trip by Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie.

Michael O’Kane reports for RTÉ News on a day when the Clintons and the Blairs paid personal tributes to the families of the victims of the Omagh bombing. At the site of the bomb explosion President Clinton and Prime Minister Blair unveiled a plaque dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives. President Clinton went on to meet the people of Omagh and was warmly welcomed.

On Saturday 15 August 1998 a car bomb exploded in Omagh, Co. Tyrone killing 29 people and injuring hundreds more.

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Bill Clinton greets the crowds in Omagh, 1998.