Real IRA Bomb Plotter Killed in Ireland

Had served ten years for trying to smuggle a bomb into England


A Real IRA member who tried to bomb Britain with an explosive device larger than the one that caused the 1998 Omagh massacre has been murdered in the Irish Republic.

Larry Keane, who was known as "Bomber", was found fatally injured in a walkway in Athy, Co Kildare on Thursday night, the Garda Síochána said. He died in hospital on Friday morning.

The 56-year-old was sentenced to 10 years in prison in the same year as the Omagh atrocity, which killed 29 people, after he was caught with a bomb weighing almost 1,000lbs on a ferry from Ireland to Britain.