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Oct 14th 2020, 8:54 AM 11,420 0

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IN THE EARLY hours of Valentine’s Day, 1981, a fire ripped through the Stardust nightclub in Artane in north Dublin, leaving 48 people dead and more than 200 injured.

Four decades on, questions remain about the blaze.

Survivors and the families of those who died sought further investigations.

Inquests were first held over the course of four days in 1982. However, in late 2019, the Attorney General, having considered new submissions, announced that new inquests would be held.

This legal process is getting underway at Dublin District Coroner’s Court today, with the full inquest due to take place at Dublin Castle next year. 

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