Families and survivors gather in Dublin to pay tribute to Stardust fire victims
Families and survivors gathered for two events in Dublin on Wednesday to pay tribute to the victims of the Stardust tragedy -one of the most shocking events in Irish history.
On Valentine's Day in 1981, 48 young people lost their lives and 128 people were left injured after a blaze ripped through the Stardust nightclub in Artane.
Today's events - a protest outside the Dail and a vigil at the Stardust site -were held to remember the victims and call for an independent commission of inquiry to gain justice for victims and their families.
A 1981 tribunal after the fire ruled that the cause of the blaze was âprobably arsonâ, but this verdict was later struck from the record.
Many gathered this evening outside the Stardust site on the Butterly industrial estate in Artane.