Top lawyer to assess if new Stardust inquiry is warranted

The Government has agreed to examine the possibility of setting up an inquiry into the Stardust disaster that claimed the lives of 48 young people in 1981.

The Government has agreed to examine the possibility of setting up an inquiry into the Stardust disaster that claimed the lives of 48 young people in 1981.

A top lawyer will be appointed to chair the examination, which will get underway on February 15 and will decide whether or not an official inquiry is justified.

Relatives of the victims of the north Dublin nightclub fire have been campaigning for a fresh inquiry for some time, saying they have evidence that contradicts the findings of the original investigation.

The Stardust Victims Committee has described this month's examination of the issue as a positive development.

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