The British government must not interfere in the new Omagh bombing inquiry, according to Sinn Féin.
An independent investigation has been announced by the Northern Ireland Secretary following a High Court judgement that previous inquiries into the 1998 attack were unsatisfactory.
Questions remain unanswered as to whether security services knew an attack was imminent.
Sinn Féin MP for Belfast North John Finucane told On The Record that this new investigation must be of the highest standards.
Sinn Féin also said that it's important to Northern Irish society as a whole that the circumstances surrounding the Omagh Bombing are fully investigated.
Mr Finucane says that the families involved and the people of Northern Ireland deserve answers.
"I'm repeating what I've heard family members say this week, given the fact that there are very strong allegations, that not only was this attack known about, but this attack could've been preventable", he said.
"If this attack was allowed to take place then it is of huge importance, not just for the families, but for wider society, that all of these allegations are interrogated and examined."
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Main image shows RUC officers and firefighters inspecting the damage caused by a bomb in Omagh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland in August 1998. Picture by: Paul McErlane/PA Wire/PA Images