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Stardust campaigner wants to meet Justice Minister - after saying she 'wouldn't darken her door'

Geraldine Foy is a researcher for Stardust campaigners and has been in contact with Minister Frances Fitzgerald’s department.

Bride McDermot (centre) holds a picture of her children George,Marcella and William
Bride McDermot (centre) holds a picture of her children George,Marcella and William
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ALTHOUGH SHE SAID she would never ‘darken the door’ of the Irish Justice department again, Stardust researcher Geraldine Foy is now willing to met with Minister Frances Fitzgerald this week.

The author of the Foy report said today she is willing to attend a meeting in the Justice Department with the Minister of Justice on Friday at 2.30pm.

Foy is involved as researcher with the Stardust Victims Committee. The committee is demanding a new investigation into the cause of the nightclub fire, in which 48 died and 214 were injured.

Stardust campaign

Foy said she had “vowed never again to darken the door of the Irish Justice department”, accusing them of misleading the Minister of Justice since 2003.

She recently sent a letter to the Minister asking for explanations about certain aspects of the Stardust case.

Due to be raised at the meeting is the issue of the Justice Department paying Foy a bill she requested from them, and also payment of fees that she and others paid for the Coffey/Gallagher review.

Foy will also express her “deep dissatisfaction” with the Coffey review.

She has also asked for a meeting with the chief Justice Susan Denham about the Coffey review.

The families of the deceased welcome Geraldine Foy’s meeting with the Minister and say “she is the only person in the world who knows every detail of this case”.

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