Families affected by the 1981 Stardust tragedy outside Leinster House in January
Earlier this year.
The Government appointed retired Judge Pat MacCartan to examine evidence uncovered by relatives of the Stardust tragedy, in which 48 people died in a fire at a nightclub in Artane, Dublin, on Valentine’s night in 1981.
The purpose of his assessment was to decipher whether a commission of investigation should be established into the fire or not…
Further to this…
An assessment into the Stardust tragedy has found that no new inquiry is warranted into the fire that claimed the lives of 48 people in Dublin 36 years ago.
It found that no new or updated evidence was uncovered by families of the fire victims.
“…Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is to publish the report on the tragedy by Judge McCartan in its entirety this afternoon.
Top from left: Maurice Frazer who lost his sister Thelma (20), Antoinette with her mother Christine Keegan with a picture of Martina and Mary who died in the Stardust, Eugene Kelly who lost his brother Robert Kelly (17) , Patricia Kennedy who lost her daughter Mary (Maire) (17) , Louise and her mother Bridget who lost William (22), Marcela (16) and George (18).
Previously: Not For Turning