Commemoration of the 1972 Staines Air Disaster
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.