Government urged to offer a St...


Government urged to offer a State apology to those affected by the Stardust fire in 1981

Lana O'Connor
Lana O'Connor

12:44 19 Apr 2024

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The government is being urged to "do the right thing" and issue an official state apology over the Stardust fire tragedy.

48 young people died in the blaze that ripped through the nightclub on Valentine's Day in Artane in Dublin in 1981.

A jury found they were unlawfully killed at fresh inquests yesterday, after it was proved it started because of an electrical fault.

Survivor Seán Reinheart suffered burns in the blaze and eventually managed to escape

"It was almost out of body, I could see myself from above and I remember falling to my knees. I was just becoming overcome with the dense smoke. And I remember saying out loud,  I said, "Oh God, I'm going to die". I didn't even think of escape. I just knew for a fact I was going to die. And I hadn't got time to be afraid"


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