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# stardust inquests

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2023
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Fresh inquests into Stardust nightclub tragedy due to begin on 19 April
The jury for the inquests will be empanelled on 17 April.
Last year
2022
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Stardust inquests to have independent jury following passing of legislation in the Dáil
Jurors are currently selected for inquests by Gardaí, but campaigners had raised concerns about this due to the force’s involvement in the inquest.
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Justice Minister to amend legislation to allow an independent jury selection for Stardust inquest
McEntee received approval from Cabinet to draft legislative amendments for the inquest today.
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Stardust inquest could begin as soon as September, pending outstanding judicial review
Dr Myra Cullinane said that one of the main barriers to the inquests beginning was a judicial review filed in February.
# 41 years on
Taoiseach unveils memorial to Stardust victims on 41st anniversary of the tragedy
The memorial was launched by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today.
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Fresh inquests into Stardust tragedy may commence in the autumn after long wait for families
A problem with securing legal for the families of some of the Stardust victims has been resolved, a pre-inquest hearing was told today.
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Families of Stardust victims to be given legal aid, paving the way for new inquests into disaster to begin
The inquests will examine the deaths of the 48 people who died in the Stardust fire in 1981.
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'There's a further bump in the road. It's deeply regrettable': Stardust inquests hit with more delays
The latest pre-inquest hearing for the victims of the Stardust fire took place this afternoon.
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Stardust fire: Legal aid funding issue is resolved, clearing path for inquests to get under way
A legal aid logjam for family members of victims meant that the inquests could have been significantly delayed.
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Stardust 40th anniversary: 'I remember what I did after my brother's funeral. I went to another funeral'
In the early hours of Valentine’s day 40 years ago, there was a fire in the Stardust club in north Dublin.
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40 years on, Stardust families hope for answers from largest scale inquests in modern Irish history
The coroner conducting the inquests has said she will not be “bound by any findings of [previous] inquests or any other investigation”.
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Change of venue as RDS to play host to Stardust inquests instead of Dublin Castle
At a pre-inquest hearing today, coroner Dr Myra Cullinane explained how evidence would be heard in three modules.
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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 fire
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.