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Martin O'Hagan murder 10 years on: still no justice

The name of the individual accused of killing the former Sunday World journalist is not allowed to b

Ten years after the murder by paramilitaries of Northern Irish journalist Martin O'Hagan, Sunday World colleagues are sceptical about whether his killers will ever face justice.

O'Hagan was shot dead as he walked home from an evening out with his wife in Lurgan, Co Armagh, in September 2001. He was the first journalist killed by paramilitaries since the Northern Ireland Troubles erupted in 1969 and was murdered after exposing the actions of Loyalist gangsters.

The Sunday World has previously named the six-person Ulster Volunteer Force paramilitary team suspected of involvement in O'Hagan's murder. One individual is currently facing charges as a result of the murder but they cannot by named for legal reasons.

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Dominic Ponsford is editor of Press Gazette