Commemoration of the 1972 Staines Air Disaster

9th August 2022
Minister of State Thomas Byrne, TD with Danny McCoy (CEO IBEC), Derry Gray (BDO), Mary Rose Burke, (CEO Dublin Chamber), Noelle O’Connell, (CEO European Movement Ireland)
Minister of State Thomas Byrne, TD with Danny McCoy (CEO IBEC), Derry Gray (BDO), Mary Rose Burke, (CEO Dublin Chamber), Noelle O’Connell, (CEO European Movement Ireland)

On Thursday 30th June 2022 , together with Dublin Chamber, European Movement Ireland and IBEC, Minister of State Thomas Byrne T.D. hosted the families of victims of the Staines Air Crash to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the tragedy.

Among the 118 people who tragically lost their lives on 18 June 1972 were 12 leaders of Irish industry and society. They were travelling to Brussels for talks with the EEC after successful referendum to join the then EEC.