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Stardust Nightclub Fire Survivors Protest for a New Inquest

Hundreds are in protest 37 years after the horrendous nightclub fire that resulted in the loss of 48 young lives.

The harrowing nightclub fire happened on the Valentine’s Day of 1981 at the Stardust nightclub in Dublin.

Survivors, friends and family from the Stardust nightclub tragedy have come together in protest to open a new inquest into the heart-breaking event which happened in 1981.

Campaigner Christy Moore speaks of his feelings towards the latest appeal for an inquest:

“I am hopeful. This has been going on far too long, it’s time these families were given the truth, they need some peace of mind.”

Protestors are aware of new evidence that has been uncovered in light of the nightclub fire, which is believed to have been previously covered up by the government.

The original cause for the nightclub blaze was claimed to be arson. However, protestors of those who lost family members in the incident refused the verdict.

Upon further investigation, it was uncovered that escape routes leading onto emergency doors were blocked due to being chained closed.

Never lock up or chain your emergency doors closed. Don’t play with people’s lives when it comes to fire safety; it could be a matter of life or death.

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Original Source: Shropshire Star | Irish Examiner

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