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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

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
11th August, 2019

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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