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'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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 is launching a major six-part series on the 1981 Stardust fire.
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 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.
'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.
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.
'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 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 fire campaigners move forward in 'strongest' attempt to hold new inquest
New documents have been submitted to the Attorney General.
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 families seek fresh inquest, 37 years after coroner returned no verdict in fire deaths
A total of 48 people died in the fire.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
New garda file sent to DPP over Stardust tragedy
It follows a complaint by a researcher working with the Stardust Victims’ Committee.
State Papers 1985: Garret Fitzgerald's government wasn't too keen on helping Stardust victims
An official wanted a redress scheme kept well away from the Taoiseach’s department.
"Enough is enough": Stardust campaigners holding sit-in over tragic deaths
They are looking for a new investigation into the nightclub blaze.
Stardust campaigners to hand new information to Minister over fatal fire
They say that they have “waited 33 years and 10 months” for the submission.
Site of former Stardust premises put up for sale for €7 million
The family of victims say they are happy for the sale to proceed once plans for a memorial are followed through.
Stardust campaigners met with Frances Fitzgerald but weren't happy with the outcome
One survivor said she was not happy with how the meeting went.
Stardust campaigner wants to meet Justice Minister - after saying she 'wouldn't darken her door'
Geraldine Foy is a researcher for Stardust campaigners and has been in contact with Minister Frances Fitzgerald’s department.
Stardust families hopeful Minister Fitzgerald will address calls for new investigation
The families described the handling of the incident as an “open political sore”.
Stardust families call on Secretary General to resign
The families also are aggrieved with the Tánaiste over a meeting they had with him.
Stardust families are to meet gardaí tomorrow as their fight for a fresh inquiry continues
A garda investigation was recently launched into both 1981 tribunal and subsequent review.
Stardust families "beg on their knees" for government to discharge €192k costs
They have sent a solicitor’s letter to the Taoiseach but also set up a fundraising account.
Stardust campaigners to give Micheál Martin new information on blaze
They said they are “hopeful” about the meeting.
Tánaiste to meet with Stardust victims' families
The families want to raise a number of issues with the Tánaiste, including the tribunals into the blaze.
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about power outages, top-ups and LOVE.
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about phone bugging, Shirley Temple’s death and today’s snow.
Taoiseach urged to meet Stardust campaigners
Deputy Tommy Broughan said he was disappointed that the Taoiseach has not yet committed to meeting them.
Gardaí have launched an investigation into the Stardust fire inquiry
The Stardust Victims Committee claim they have new evidence which points to perjury in the 1981 Keane Tribunal.
Column: Why are we still dying to party?
The Stardust fire happened 33 years ago, but we still have not learned the lessons of that horrific night, writes Paul Allen.