Northern Ireland

Gardaí send file to the DPP over the 1981 Stardust fire

The remains of the Stardust nightclub after the fire in 1981
Image caption The remains of the Stardust nightclub after the fire in 1981

Gardaí have sent a new file to the DPP in connection with the 1981 Stardust nightclub disaster.

Forty-eight people died in the fire in Dublin on St Valentine's Day.

The police action follows a complaint made by a researcher concerning evidence that five of the victims were already dead before the alarm was raised about a fire in the seating area.

Image caption Forty-eight people died in the fire in Dublin on St Valentine's Day

A Garda spokesperson said they could not comment on the new file.

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