A Fresh Inquest


The Stardust, Artane, Dublin on the morning of February 14, 1981

This evening.

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has today confirmed that a fresh inquest will be held into the 48 deaths at the Stardust fire, Artane on 14 February 1981.

The families through their lawyers Phoenix Law made a formal application for a fresh investigation.

Darragh Mackin, of Phoenix Law, said:

“The Attorney General has today confirmed that our clients’ application for a fresh inquest has been successful.

The families of the Stardust victims will hold a press conference tomorrow morning at 11am in Buswells Hotel.

The families are delighted with today’s decision, however would ask that their privacy is respected tonight.”

More as we get it.

Previously: ‘No Such Request Has been Recieved

Stardust Artane on Broadsheet

Pic: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews

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15 thoughts on “A Fresh Inquest

  1. Daisy Chainsaw

    Maybe this time it will be taken seriously and left free of interference. My heart breaks for the survivors and families of those who died that night, they’ve been shafted by politics for decades so I hope this brings them the justice they deserve.

        1. Bodger

          Appointed by Haughey – who knew the Stardust owners and whose constituents perished in the fire – by his wife’s lover (at her suggestion). Good times.

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        Abosultely, Bodge.

        Let’s not scupper this case. I went to offer a business/artistic donation tonight to the Stardust Truth and Justice Committee but promptly refrained when I saw that they have adamantly asked for privacy, no contact and no distraction from their mission. And rightly so. I’ve no doubt you guys will exercise your sound journalistic discretion. If the Committee need support, let them announce it.

        Wish them the very, very best with this.

  2. GiggidyGoo

    Well deserved. Putting on my tin foil hat though – the timing. Just prior to a general election. “FG – the party who brought you a new inquest”
    Forgive my tin foiledness.

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