Sinn Féin - On Your Side

Mary Lou McDonald welcomes announcement of second inquest into Stardust tragedy

25 September, 2019 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has welcomed the news from the Attorney General that a second inquest into the Stardust tragedy will take place.

Speaking today, Teachta McDonald said;

"I want to welcome the news that a fresh inquest into the Stardust tragedy has been confirmed.

“In the wake of the Stardust tragedy in 1981 Dublin was a traumatised city with a traumatised people.

“The families of the victims, supported by their community, have campaigned for justice with compassion and dignity for more than 38 years now.

“This is a significant achievement for the families and the campaign and I congratulate them wholeheartedly.

"Granting a fresh inquest is the right thing to do. It will hopefully be a major advance in the campaign for truth and justice for the families of those who lost their loved ones on that tragic St. Valentine's night in 1981."

ENDS

Connect with Sinn Féin