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#Stardust fire

# stardust-fire - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Minister urged to take action on 'indefensible' delay preventing start of Stardust inquests
# Stardust
# Stardust

Minister urged to take action on 'indefensible' delay preventing start of Stardust inquests

Apr 22nd 2021, 9:58 AM 4,775 Views 6 Comments

Solicitor Darragh Mackin and Sinn Féin Senator Lynn Boylan have written to Minister for Justice Helen McEntee on the issue.

# stardust-fire - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

'There's a further bump in the road. It's deeply regrettable': Stardust inquests hit with more delays
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

'There's a further bump in the road. It's deeply regrettable': Stardust inquests hit with more delays

Mar 24th 2021, 3:47 PM 10,154 Views 0 Comments

The latest pre-inquest hearing for the victims of the Stardust fire took place this afternoon.

# stardust-fire - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Stardust fire: Legal aid funding issue is resolved, clearing path for inquests to get under way
# Stardust Inquests
# Stardust Inquests

Stardust fire: Legal aid funding issue is resolved, clearing path for inquests to get under way

Feb 25th 2021, 9:22 AM 5,394 Views 11 Comments

A legal aid logjam for family members of victims meant that the inquests could have been significantly delayed.

# stardust-fire - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests

Feb 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,192 Views 15 Comments

Opposition parties have urged the Taoiseach and the government to prevent any further delay right after the 40th anniversary of the disaster.

# stardust-fire - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Stardust 40th anniversary: 'I remember what I did after my brother's funeral. I went to another funeral'
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Stardust 40th anniversary: 'I remember what I did after my brother's funeral. I went to another funeral'

Feb 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,703 Views 16 Comments

In the early hours of Valentine’s day 40 years ago, there was a fire in the Stardust club in north Dublin.

# stardust-fire - Friday 1 January, 2021

40 years on, Stardust families hope for answers from largest scale inquests in modern Irish history
# Stardust
# Stardust

40 years on, Stardust families hope for answers from largest scale inquests in modern Irish history

Jan 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 19,557 Views 0 Comments

The coroner conducting the inquests has said she will not be “bound by any findings of [previous] inquests or any other investigation”.

# stardust-fire - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

There was 'State-sponsored effort to cover up' what happened at Stardust disaster, solicitor tells first inquest hearing
# Line In The Sand
# Line In The Sand

There was 'State-sponsored effort to cover up' what happened at Stardust disaster, solicitor tells first inquest hearing

Oct 14th 2020, 5:16 PM 14,152 Views 0 Comments

Families welcomed the beginning of this long-awaited process outside Dublin District Coroner’s Court today.

# stardust-fire - Monday 12 October, 2020

The first hearing ahead of the new inquest for the Stardust fire victims will take place this week
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

The first hearing ahead of the new inquest for the Stardust fire victims will take place this week

Oct 12th 2020, 6:10 AM 11,794 Views 0 Comments

In 1981, 48 people died in a fire at a nightclub in north Dublin and families have long campaigned for fresh inquests into their deaths.

# stardust-fire - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Fresh Stardust inquests confirmed to take place in Dublin Castle early next year
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Fresh Stardust inquests confirmed to take place in Dublin Castle early next year

Aug 5th 2020, 7:21 PM 17,041 Views 17 Comments

A dedicated website in relation to the new inquests has now been set up with the pre-inquest hearing due to commence in September.

# stardust-fire - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

'Our hero, our fighter': Stardust campaigner Christine Keegan - who lost two daughters in tragedy - has died
# RIP
# RIP

'Our hero, our fighter': Stardust campaigner Christine Keegan - who lost two daughters in tragedy - has died

Jul 15th 2020, 10:29 AM 33,630 Views 19 Comments

Christine’s tireless work alongside the families of other victims laid the foundations for the new inquests for the victims of the fire.

# stardust-fire - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

TheJournal.ie's Stardust wins gold at New York Festivals Radio awards
# Stardust Podcast
# Stardust Podcast

TheJournal.ie's Stardust wins gold at New York Festivals Radio awards

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 10,926 Views 16 Comments

The longform six-part documentary podcast got the nod last night at the prestigious awards.

# stardust-fire - Thursday 26 December, 2019

'Devastating and important': Behind the scenes at the Stardust podcast as the fight for justice continued
# Stardust Pod
# Stardust Pod

'Devastating and important': Behind the scenes at the Stardust podcast as the fight for justice continued

Dec 26th 2019, 12:00 PM 5,837 Views 0 Comments

Over the course of six months, TheJournal.ie produced the Stardust podcast. Here’s how.

# stardust-fire - Friday 29 November, 2019

'We were the first emergency responders there ... it was chaos': A firefighter on rushing to the scene of Stardust fire
# First Responder
# First Responder

'We were the first emergency responders there ... it was chaos': A firefighter on rushing to the scene of Stardust fire

Nov 29th 2019, 10:55 AM 334 Views 0 Comments

Dave Fitzgerald was among the first responders who were quick to the scene of the Stardust in the early hours of 14 February 1981.

# stardust-fire - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'They just want it to go away but it won't': Sixth and final episode of Stardust out now
# Stardust Podcast
# Stardust Podcast

'They just want it to go away but it won't': Sixth and final episode of Stardust out now

Nov 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 5,995 Views 3 Comments

The sixth and final episode of Stardust is available now.

# stardust-fire - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'All we were doing was going to funerals. All the Northside': Stardust episode four out now
# Stardust Podcast
# Stardust Podcast

'All we were doing was going to funerals. All the Northside': Stardust episode four out now

Oct 31st 2019, 7:00 AM 19,746 Views 8 Comments

The fourth episode of Stardust looks at the days and weeks immediately after the horrific tragedy.

# stardust-fire - Thursday 24 October, 2019

'And then everything just went black': Episode three of Stardust out now
# Stardust Podcast
# Stardust Podcast

'And then everything just went black': Episode three of Stardust out now

Oct 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,177 Views 5 Comments

The events of the fire itself and the efforts from emergency services who rushed to the scene are described in episode three.

# stardust-fire - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'There was a big build up to it for weeks': Episode two of Stardust out now
# Stardust Podcast
# Stardust Podcast

'There was a big build up to it for weeks': Episode two of Stardust out now

Oct 17th 2019, 7:30 AM 17,889 Views 5 Comments

The second episode of Stardust delves into the stories of those who went there that night and the history of the building in Artane.

# stardust-fire - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Introducing Stardust: A new podcast from TheJournal.ie
# Stardust Pod
# Stardust Pod

Introducing Stardust: A new podcast from TheJournal.ie

Oct 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 35,439 Views 13 Comments

TheJournal.ie is launching a major six-part series on the 1981 Stardust fire.

# stardust-fire - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Stardust: 'These families were spectators but today they enter the ring in their own fight for justice'
# The Stardust Fire
# The Stardust Fire

Stardust: 'These families were spectators but today they enter the ring in their own fight for justice'

Sep 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 9,340 Views 14 Comments

At an emotional press conference today, families of the Stardust fire victims reacted to the new inquests for their loved ones.

# stardust-fire - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'Do the right thing. Finally lift the lid on this': Stardust activists urge end to delay on inquest decision
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

'Do the right thing. Finally lift the lid on this': Stardust activists urge end to delay on inquest decision

Sep 24th 2019, 2:29 PM 5,950 Views 7 Comments

Families of the victims have urged the Attorney General to grant new inquests, but that decision has been delayed a number of times.

# stardust-fire - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

'We need closure on this': Stardust families call for memorial on site of fire which is now up for sale
# Fitting Tribute
# Fitting Tribute

'We need closure on this': Stardust families call for memorial on site of fire which is now up for sale

Apr 30th 2019, 1:00 PM 10,078 Views 16 Comments

Families of victims of the fire today called for local election candidates to back their calls for a memorial at the site.

# stardust-fire - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Stardust campaigners invoke Hillsborough and Grenfell probes in outlining 'compelling' case for new inquests
# Historical Inquiry
# Historical Inquiry

Stardust campaigners invoke Hillsborough and Grenfell probes in outlining 'compelling' case for new inquests

Apr 13th 2019, 10:00 PM 11,546 Views 18 Comments

The government has ruled out new inquiries into the fire, but the Stardust Victims Committee have renewed their calls in recent weeks.

# stardust-fire - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Stardust fire campaigners move forward in 'strongest' attempt to hold new inquest
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Stardust fire campaigners move forward in 'strongest' attempt to hold new inquest

Apr 2nd 2019, 4:48 PM 8,943 Views 13 Comments

New documents have been submitted to the Attorney General.

# stardust-fire - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Stardust families are to meet gardaí tomorrow as their fight for a fresh inquiry continues
# 33 Years On
# 33 Years On

Stardust families are to meet gardaí tomorrow as their fight for a fresh inquiry continues

Apr 22nd 2014, 10:54 PM 5,689 Views 8 Comments

A garda investigation was recently launched into both 1981 tribunal and subsequent review.

# stardust-fire - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Gardaí have launched an investigation into the Stardust fire inquiry
# 33 Years On
# 33 Years On

Gardaí have launched an investigation into the Stardust fire inquiry

Feb 11th 2014, 11:50 AM 10,632 Views 17 Comments

The Stardust Victims Committee claim they have new evidence which points to perjury in the 1981 Keane Tribunal.

# stardust-fire - Monday 3 February, 2014

Stardust families will release ‘new pages’ from review of evidence
# 33 Years
# 33 Years

Stardust families will release ‘new pages’ from review of evidence

Feb 3rd 2014, 11:00 PM 12,129 Views 46 Comments

The original inquiry into the 1981 fire that killed 48 people in Dublin found that it was caused by probable arson.

# stardust-fire - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

'33 years on, Stardust victims are still being ignored'
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

'33 years on, Stardust victims are still being ignored'

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:08 PM 12,108 Views 20 Comments

Alan Shatter says no new inquiry is needed, but family members of victims say that is not good enough.

No new inquiry into Stardust tragedy
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

No new inquiry into Stardust tragedy

Jan 22nd 2014, 3:22 PM 7,526 Views 19 Comments

The families of victims say that there is new evidence, but Alan Shatter says it is not enough for a new inquiry into the fire.

# stardust-fire - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Alan Shatter rules out any fresh inquiry into the Stardust disaster
# Stardust
# Stardust

Alan Shatter rules out any fresh inquiry into the Stardust disaster

Aug 22nd 2013, 7:31 AM 6,388 Views 40 Comments

The Justice Minister will not be using the new Oirechtas inquiries law to establish a new inquiry into the Valentine’s Night fire which killed 48 people in 1981.