We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.


This year
Jury at Stardust inquest to continue deliberations for tenth day tomorrow
Jurors at Stardust inquest retire for weekend having spent eight days deliberating so far
Jury at Stardust Inquest to continue deliberations tomorrow
After one year and 373 witnesses, jurors at Stardust inquest begin deliberations
Stardust jury asked to look 'very carefully' at where and when the fire was first observed
Stardust inquest coroner outlines testimony of survivors and continues summary of evidence
Stardust: Coroner tells jury they must be 'arbiters of the facts'
Man who believed wife cheated with brother-in-law gets 10 years for stabbing relative to death
Stardust fire could have started in the main bar without staff noticing, expert tells inquest
Stardust inquest hears from expert on areas which might've had influence on 'how fire could've started'
Hard to conceive 'scale and enormity' of losing three family members at Stardust, inquest told
Dental plate could have been 'key' in identifying body of Stardust victim who went unknown for 25 years
Not possible to perform 'any meaningful analysis' of effects of fire on Stardust victims, inquest hears
Last year
Company that produced carpet tiles used in Stardust did not recommend them for walls, inquest hears
Garda investigating Stardust fire cause found 'no evidence' fire started maliciously, inquest hears
Garda says officers treated Stardust site as one of 'catastrophe', but not as a 'crime scene'
Firefighter tells Stardust inquest he found group of victims 'huddled together' on the dancefloor
Stardust inquest hears how teen was trapped in toilets before being 'surrounded by fire'
Stardust survivor tells inquest friend who perished was not supposed to attend disco that night
DJ assistant tells Stardust Inquest fuses up to 60 light boxes would run off four plugboards
Stardust: Inquest hears of survivor's 'life changing' injuries from the fire
Stardust survivor tells how minutes trapped in toilets felt like 'a lifetime' as smoke filled the room
Stardust witness tells inquest that doorman told him: 'They could not get out, the doors were padlocked'
Stardust survivor says husband died in the blaze hours after celebrating daughter's first birthday
Cross-examination of abuse complainants cannot 'pry unnecessarily' into their personal lives
Suspended sentence for man who sexually assaulted au pair was too lenient, court finds
Stardust survivor tells inquest that patrons 'were trapped like rats trying to get out'
Woman tells Stardust inquest she left club after 'piece of ceiling' fell on table on night of fire
Stardust patron saw material like 'melting plastic' coming from ceiling on night of fire, inquest hears
Eamon Butterly tells Stardust inquest management at the club was not 'up to dealing with fire'
Local resident saw Stardust fire almost half an hour before alarm was raised, inquest hears
Former Stardust doorman denies he was ‘put up to’ telling gardaí he had opened the exits
Former Stardust doorman says attempts were made to 'scapegoat' him for doors being locked
Stardust inquest hears former doorman said victims couldn't escape because 'doors were chained'
First firefighter on scene of Stardust fire had 'never seen anything like it', inquest hears
Doorman admitted front door of Stardust was locked and key removed on night of fatal fire
Man's conviction for repeated rape of woman he met on dating site overturned
Stardust inquest: Barman recalls his efforts to extinguish fire were futile
Stardust witness says 'all sorts of tall tales' told about what happened on the night of the fire
Stardust inquest: Witness heard 'screaming' as main doors were closed to prevent re-entry