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Stardust campaigners to give Micheál Martin new information on blaze

They said they are “hopeful” about the meeting.

Christine Keegan (left) and her daughter Antoinette Keegan, whose two sisters Mary and Martina perished in the fire.
Christine Keegan (left) and her daughter Antoinette Keegan, whose two sisters Mary and Martina perished in the fire.
Image: Julien Behal/PA Wire

CAMPAIGNERS FIGHTING FOR justice for the Stardust nightclub victims plan to hand a dossier to an opposition leader, which they say contains new information on the fatal fire.

Antoinette Keegan, who lost her two sisters in the fatal fire, told TheJournal.ie that the group is to meet with the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin this Wednesday.

Keegan said that their dossier contains allegations around the garda handling of the inquiry into the blaze.

She described the information in the dossier as “quite serious”. The campaigners have previously said they had new information relating to the cause of the fire.

This comes weeks after they met with the Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore.

Keegan said that Gilmore asked them to highlight the Coffey reports into the fire, but she added that the families have rejected these reports.

She said that they will also be giving copies of the dossier to Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams and the Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

It was announced earlier this month that a garda inquiry is now underway into both the 1981 Keane Tribunal and 2009 Coffey Tribunal, which reviewed the evidence.

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