These attacks destabilized The Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Great Britain as a whole. While the motivation behind these attacks was ultimately intended to lead to the unification of Ireland, the reality was the erosion of local and international sympathy and support for the IRA. The Omagh bombing resulted in the condemnation from both the international community and Sinn Fein and eventually led to peace talks between England the IRA.
Throughout the history of the IRA, and their subsequent groups, leaders have renounced violence only to have members splinter off and form another terrorist organization to further their campaigns through violence. However, the Omagh bombing significantly decreased the support and sympathy many Irish