Stardust families deserve a swift & thorough inquest

25 September 2019

Labour Party representative for Dublin Bay North, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, has welcomed the Government’s decision to hold fresh inquests for the 48 victims of the 1981 Stardust fire tragedy.

Senator Ó Ríordáin commented:

“Stardust was an event that scarred the Northside for a generation.

“Hopefully this is the beginning of a process that can get justice for the 48 who died and their families.

“It has been my long held belief that if this occurred in another part of the state, justice would have been reached much earlier.

“We have seen from Bloody Sunday and Hilsborough inquests how sustained campaigning can eventually get to the truth.

“We now must scrutinize the terms of reference for the inquest and see details of the proposed timetable. The families deserve a swift and thorough inquest.

“There are still many unanswered questions surrounding the tragedy and the Labour Party supports the work of those seeking justice for their loved ones.”

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