Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
During Leaders’ Questions.
In the Dáil.
In reply to a question from Independent TD Tommy Broughan about this morning’s protest and collective call for inquests into those who died in the fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin on Valentine’s Day, 1981, to be reopened…
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said KRW Law solicitors, acting for the Stardust relatives and victims, wrote to the Attorney General on April 12, saying that they were putting the AG on notice of their intention to make a formal request of him to grant new inquests, within a matter of weeks.
Mr Varadkar said the AG had acknowledged this letter but that, to date, KRW Law has yet to make the formal inquest.
He also claimed the AG office twice wrote to KRW Law, in July and this month, noting that the AG awaited the formal request.
Mr Varadkar added:
“Once it is received, and I did speak to the Attorney General this morning, he will give it full consideration and will look at it afresh with an open mind.“
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