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Families who lost loved ones in Ireland's worst fire disaster will be in Londonderry tonight as part of a campaign for a fresh inquest. (Rui Vieira/PA)

Families who lost loved ones in Ireland's worst fire disaster will be in Londonderry tonight as part of a campaign for a fresh inquest. (Rui Vieira/PA)

Families who lost loved ones in Ireland's worst fire disaster will be in Londonderry tonight as part of a campaign for a fresh inquest. (Rui Vieira/PA)

Families who lost loved ones in Ireland's worst fire disaster will be in Londonderry tonight as part of a campaign for a fresh inquest.

Forty-eight people died in the blaze that broke out during the early hours of St Valentine's Day in 1981 in the Stardust nightclub in north Dublin.

Susan Morgan, a teenager from Carnhill in Derry, was among the victims.

Members of her family along with friends with her on the night will attend a public meeting at 7.30pm at the Museum of Free Derry organised by Maeve McLaughlin from peace-building initiative the Derry Model.

A tribunal of inquiry into the fire held in 1981 found the likely cause was arson, but this was removed from the public record in 2009 after a review of evidence.

Inquests were held into the deaths in 1982 but failed to return a verdict - something the families now want if their campaign for a fresh inquest is successful.

Belfast Telegraph