Real IRA exploded a bomb on a crowded street in Omagh, just into Northern Ireland, to halt the Good Friday accords and peace process. The bomb killed 29 people, leading the families to form the Omagh Support Group and press the police in their inquiries.
The film focuses on the Gallagher family, who lose their son Aiden. His father, Michael, a mechanic, becomes chair of the support group, but the press for answers strains his relationship with his wife.
Won the 2005 BAFTA TV Award for Best Single Drama.
Won a Discovery Award at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival.
At the Irish Film and Television Awards, the film won the awards for Best Irish Film and Best Actor (Gerard McSorley), and was nominated for a further five awards, including Best Film Director, Best Script, and Best Actress for Michele Forbes.
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