Wednesday, 25 February 2004

Questions (135)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

222 Mr. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he has received a new forensic report on the Stardust tragedy of 1981, in which 48 people lost their lives; if his Department has assessed the new report; and if the matter will be referred to the Garda Bureau of Criminal Investigation for urgent re-examination and investigation. [6315/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I can inform the Deputy that my Department has received a report on the fire at the Stardust in 1981, which has been compiled at the behest of the Stardust Victims Committee, and has forwarded this report to the Garda Commissioner and the Forensic Science Laboratory for examination of the material contained in the report, with particular reference to any matters or evidence contained in the report which would be considered as "new evidence" or matters not dealt with by the tribunal of inquiry.