Attorney General urged to grant fresh inquest into Stardust fire – Denise Mitchell TD
Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Bay North, Denise Mitchell, has backed calls by the Stardust Relatives and Victims Committee for a fresh inquest into the deaths of 48 people at the Stardust nightclub in Artane in 1981.
Speaking at the launch of a postcard campaign at Leinster House on Thursday, Deputy Mitchell said:
“The original inquest into the fire was held just a year after the blaze and when very little was known about the events that night.
"Since then much more detail and new evidence has come to light. The Stardust victims and relatives deserve truth
“With the help of Lynn Boylan MEP, Darragh Mackin of KRW Law believes there is enough evidence to warrant a fresh inquest.
"That’s why we are asking members of the public to send one of these postcards or to write to the Attorney General requesting he grant a fresh inquest as soon as possible.
“The families and friends of the 48 people who never came home that night have a right to the full truth about what happened.
"I would urge members of the public to help the campaign in any way they can.”