Peace broker's name individual victims who's deaths touched their own lives

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Bill Clinton's choice Maura Monaghan Co Tyrone Catholic, 18 months died 15 August 1998 Maura Monaghan, known as "Mossie" by her family, was the youngest victim of the Omagh bombing. She was one of 29 people who died in what has come to be regarded as possibly the worst single incident of the Troubles. Her mother, Avril, who was also killed, was pregnant with twins. A police constable described the scene of the explosion. "There were just bodies everywhere, it was like a war zone, a killing field."

Bill Clinton's choice Maura Monaghan Co Tyrone Catholic, 18 months died 15 August 1998 Maura Monaghan, known as "Mossie" by her family, was the youngest victim of the Omagh bombing. She was one of 29 people who died in what has come to be regarded as possibly the worst single incident of the Troubles. Her mother, Avril, who was also killed, was pregnant with twins. A police constable described the scene of the explosion. "There were just bodies everywhere, it was like a war zone, a killing field."

Tony Blair's choice Richard Quinn Co Antrim Catholic, 10 died 12 July 1998 He was the eldest of three brothers killed when loyalists petrol-bombed their family home in Ballymoney. The attack took place at about 4.30am. Family members were unable to rescue Richard or his brothers, Mark and Jason, aged nine and eight. Fire engines arrived seven minutes after the alarm was raised but it was too late to save the children. One neighbour described hearing a child crying for help.

John Hume's choice Karen Thompson Co Londonderry Civilian, Catholic, 19, single died 30 October 1993 The teenager was one of seven people killed when two loyalist gunmen opened fire in the Rising Sun at Greysteel in retaliation for the IRA's Shankill Road bombing. An eighth person died later. In all 45 shots were fired in the attack. A man with a rifle emptied one clip of ammunition, reloaded and resumed firing. When the gunmen left, the walls and floors were splashed with blood from the 19 people injured.

David Trimble's choice Frederick Anthony Co Armagh Civilian, Protestant, 38, married, two children died 13 May 1994 A cleaner in an RUC station, he was killed by an IRA booby-trap bomb under his Skoda car as he drove past a Presbyterian church in Lurgan. His three-year-old daughter was injured in the attack. A witness said: "His wife was in a terrible state. I'll never forget it. The screaming of her was something shocking. The woman had her child in her arms and someone took it off her."

Mary Mcaleese's choice John Ramsay North Belfast Civilian, Protestant, 44, married, one child died 26 November 1974He was shot by loyalists in mistake for a Catholic as he passed Holy Cross Monastery at Ardoyne on his way home from work. Several men were convicted in relation to the killing. The court was told two men had driven around looking for Catholics to kill in retaliation for the shooting of two Post Office workers. They assumed John Ramsay was a Catholic and shot him four times in the back.

Bertie Ahern's choice Edward O'Neill Dublin Civilian, Catholic, 29, married, three children died 17 May 1974 He had just come out of a barber's shop in Talbot Street when a loyalist car bomb exploded. He died at the scene and his two sons, aged four and six, were injured. The four-year-old suffered severe head and facial injuries, losing the hearing of one ear. They had gone for haircuts because they were due to attend First Communion the following day.

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