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Time for an inquiry into Stardust is now – Ellis

26 January, 2017 - by Dessie Ellis TD


Speaking on the Private Members Bill proposed by Deputy Broughan calling for a Commission of Investigation into the Stardust Tragedy, Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis called for the Government to meet the families immediately.

The Dublin North West TD said:

“It is very important that a commission of investigation takes place into the tragedy as there are a number of questions that need to be fully examined. For example, the strong evidence that the fire began in the roof space and other evidence pointing to others culpability have never been properly examined. The logical course of action here is very transparent. The Taoiseach should immediately accede to the request of the Stardust families for him to meet with them. A new independent investigation should be established as quickly as possible.

“Having been a frequent patron to the Stardust at the time as many others across North Dublin, we too want answers to what happened to our neighbours and friends on that fateful night. We as legislations and you as a Government owe that to the 48 people who died and the hundreds injured on that tragic night.”

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