New Stardust Inquests Can Go A...


New Stardust Inquests Can Go Ahead After Families Granted Legal Aid

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The families of the victims of the Stardust fire say new inquests into the disaster should start "without delay".

It comes as the Justice Minister signed new regulations granting them access to legal aid.

The issue had caused months of delays, after it emerged some families' incomes exceeded the threshold, despite 8 million of a budget being available.

The north Dublin nightclub fire claimed the lives of 48 young people in 1981.

"Our solicitor is now making contact to engage all the barristers and experts involved," says Antoinette Keegan, who lost two sisters in the blaze.

She now hopes the new inquests can start shortly.

"We can move forward and we're ready to go," she added.

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