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# stardust - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

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

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

First Stardust inquest hearing begins today - sign up to our newsletter to get everything you need to know

We will be bringing you the latest from the inquests as they happen, in a sensitive manner and a careful eye for detail.

# stardust - Monday 12 October, 2020

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

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 - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

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

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

# stardust - Thursday 11 June, 2020

TheJournal.ie's Stardust wins best Radio Documentary at Celtic Media Festival

Our six-part documentary podcast picked up a Torc Award in a virtual ceremony this evening.

# stardust - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Need a new podcast to delve into? Give TheJournal.ie's award-winning Stardust a listen

The podcast won gold at the New York Festivals Radio Awards earlier this week.

# stardust - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

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

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

# stardust - Saturday 21 March, 2020

TheJournal.ie's Stardust podcast nominated for two prestigious awards

The six-part podcast has been nominated in the Celtic Media Festival and New York Radio Festival awards.

# stardust - Saturday 15 February, 2020

With new inquests announced, Stardust families remember, but also look forward at vigil for loved ones

The local community and beyond turned up this week to mark the 39th anniversary of the Stardust fire.

# stardust - Friday 14 February, 2020

'Remember, these names, they were all real people': Vigil marks 39 years since the Stardust disaster

A permanent plaque listing all 48 names was unveiled.

# stardust - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Attorney General: Decision to open fresh Stardust inquest drew on 'analogies' from Hillsborough disaster

48 young people died in the fire at the north Dublin nightclub almost four decades ago.

# stardust - Friday 27 December, 2019

'Please god we get closure once and for all': How Stardust families got the break they needed in 2019

After years of unsuccessfully seeking new inquiries, new inquests were ordered into the deaths of Stardust victims this year.

# stardust - Thursday 26 December, 2019

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

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

# stardust - Monday 23 December, 2019

Need a new podcast for over the holidays? Here's how to listen to TheJournal.ie's Stardust

In a six episode series described as ‘devastating and important’ by The Guardian, TheJournal.ie will take you through the story from the start to the current day.

# stardust - Friday 29 November, 2019

'I just thought, okay this is probably it': A survivor describes her experience in the Stardust that night

Linda Bishop was one of the clubgoers on the night of 13 February who spoke to the Stardust podcast.

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

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

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

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

# stardust - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Christy Moore pays tribute to victims of Stardust fire

The singer-songwriter sang They Never Came Home on the Late Late Show.

# stardust - Thursday 14 November, 2019

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

The sixth and final episode of Stardust is available now.

# stardust - Thursday 7 November, 2019

'It's the worst scandal that remains unresolved': Stardust episode five out now

The fifth episode of Stardust looks at the Tribunal of Inquiry that followed the fire and how families organised their initial fight for justice.

# stardust - Thursday 31 October, 2019

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

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

# stardust - Thursday 24 October, 2019

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

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

# stardust - Thursday 17 October, 2019

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

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 - Thursday 10 October, 2019

'It was the biggest show on our side really': Episode one of Stardust out now

In episode one, we take a look at what Ireland – and Dublin – was like at the beginning of the 1980s.

Introducing Stardust: A new podcast from TheJournal.ie

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

# stardust - Thursday 26 September, 2019

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

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

# stardust - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Stardust fire: New inquests ordered into 1981 fire that killed 48 young people

48 people died in the Stardust fire in Artane, north Dublin on 14 February 1981.

# stardust - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

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

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

# stardust - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Families of Stardust victims to meet with Taoiseach today as part of fresh bid for new inquests

Campaigners submitted documents supporting their calls for new inquests to the Office of the Attorney General last month.

# stardust - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

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

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

# stardust - Saturday 13 April, 2019

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

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

# stardust - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

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

New documents have been submitted to the Attorney General.

# stardust - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Families of Stardust fire victims meet with Europe commissioner about new inquiry

Witnesses have claimed that the fire broke out in a completely different part of the nightclub than previous tribunals stated.

# stardust - Friday 13 April, 2018

# stardust - Friday 15 December, 2017

'We fulfilled our commitments': Justice Minister says no grounds for further Stardust investigation

A total of 48 people died and 214 were injured in the Stardust tragedy.

# stardust - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'No new inquiry warranted': Stardust report finds cause of fire may never be known

A total of 48 people died and 214 were injured in the Stardust tragedy.

# stardust - Thursday 4 May, 2017

A bank is trying to repossess the plush home of one of the Stardust nightclub owners

Colm Butterly owes more than €170,000 on a mortgage to EBS.

# stardust - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Retired judge has three months to review new details from Stardust fire tragedy

The government agreed an independent person would review the new evidence Stardust victims’ families say has recently been discovered.

# stardust - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Independent person to review new details from Stardust fire tragedy

Families say new evidence has come to light and are calling for a new inquiry into the 1981 fire.

# stardust - Saturday 1 October, 2016

"Insults towards the Stardust victims" submission delivered to Attorney General

The submission details all the “errors and omissions” of both the Keane Tribunal and the Coffey Review of the 1981 fire tragedy.

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