Uncertainty over the venue for the Stardust inquests is causing undue stress and anxiety, according to the families.
They’ve held a protest outside the Department of Justice calling for a location to be found.
Antoinette Keegan survived the nightclub fire in Artane in February 1981 but her two sisters were among the 48 victims - she says the families need certainty on where the inquests will be held.
The families of the #Stardust fire are protesting outside the Department of Justice calling for a venue to be secured for the inquests into the 48 deaths in Artane in 1981 @48NeverCameHome pic.twitter.com/2pH6muo0pi
— Emma Tyrrell (Ní Riain) (@EmmaNiRiain) January 13, 2022
"The stress they're causing us, the trauma. It's anxiety. All things we don't need coming up to the Inquest.
"We shouldn't be treated like this," says Antoinette Keegan.
A year long contract at the RDS runs out next month after delays in getting the hearings underway.
Maurice McHugh, who lost his daughter Caroline in the valentine’s disco, says the department of justice has known since last October a new venue would be needed;
"It can't be that difficult there's plenty of venues all around Dublin - there's sports halls, theatres all lying idle."
The department is understood to be actively looking at potential venues with hopes of resolving the issue as soon as possible