Relatives of Whiddy oil victims ask Varadkar for an apology
The relatives group announced last week that it intended to lodge a High Court action to have the victims’ death certificates revised to record their deaths as unlawful
Relatives of the victims of the 1979 Whiddy oil tanker explosion have written to Leo Varadkar to demand a state apology and a full review of safety regulations in maritime and offshore energy operations in Ireland.
The relatives group announced last week that it intended to lodge a High Court action to have the victims’ death certificates revised to record their deaths as unlawful.
Leading the group, Michael Kingston – maritime lawyer and son of...
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