Waterford Metropolitan Mayor Sean Reinhardt says questions around the Stardust Nightclub fire will remain unanswered after it was announced that there will be no new investigations into the tragedy.
The families of the victims of the fire in Artane been calling for a new inquiry for a long time and are said to be very unhappy at the decision.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan brought a memorandum to Government this morning.
“I believe it is important that we acknowledge the independent report of Judge McCartan. I want to thank Judge McCartan for his endeavors,” said Mr Flanagan.
“The Stardust Fire was undoubtedly one of the greatest tragedies in the history of this country and the Government considered it important to assess all available evidence, including any new material that may have come to light. Having carefully considered the two previous independent reports on the tragedy and considered all material made available to him, Judge McCartan concluded that no further new enquiry is warranted.”
Waterford Metropolitan Mayor Sean Reinhardt was in the Stardust on the night of the fire and says it’s another sad day for families who just want answers.
“I’m not really surprised, the Stardust families are used to having doors closed in their faces,” he says. “I am saddened, particularly for the families who have lost somebody in the fire, people like Christine Keegan who lost her two sisters, and God knows, she lost her father through the stress of it all.”