A PANEL of independent experts is to be appointed by the Policing Board to carry out a review of the police investigation into the Omagh bomb.
News that the Policing Board has considered and agreed terms of reference for the independent external review of the Omagh bombing investigation comes despite opposition from relatives of some of the 29 people who died in the atrocity.
They want to see a cross-border public inquiry established.
Yesterday's agreement follows on from a special board meeting on January 3 and a meeting with the Omagh relatives on January 30 to discuss issues arising from the judgment.
Sir Desmond Rea, the board's chairman, said its review was necessary to hold officers to account for their actions.
The review will look at a range of issues, including whether there is enough evidence for further prosecutions to be brought.
It will also examine the trial judge's criticism of two police witnesses accused of lying in court.
Sir Desmond said: "The board is responsible for holding the police to account and it agreed that this independent external review in the five key areas outlined is necessary to provide wider public assurance and confidence in respect of issues arising from the judgment."
In December, south Armagh man Sean Hoey was cleared of the murders of all those killed in the Omagh bomb.