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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."


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