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#stardust

# 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.

# stardust - Thursday 7 April, 2016

New garda file sent to DPP over Stardust tragedy

It follows a complaint by a researcher working with the Stardust Victims’ Committee.

# stardust - Thursday 31 December, 2015

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.

# stardust - Thursday 2 July, 2015

"Enough is enough": Stardust campaigners holding sit-in over tragic deaths

They are looking for a new investigation into the nightclub blaze.

# stardust - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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.

# stardust - Thursday 28 August, 2014

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 - Thursday 14 August, 2014

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 - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

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 - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

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 - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Stardust families call on Secretary General to resign

The families also are aggrieved with the Tánaiste over a meeting they had with him.

# stardust - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

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 - Monday 3 March, 2014

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 - Monday 24 February, 2014

Stardust campaigners to give Micheál Martin new information on blaze

They said they are “hopeful” about the meeting.

# stardust - Monday 17 February, 2014

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.

# stardust - Friday 14 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about power outages, top-ups and LOVE.

# stardust - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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.

# stardust - Thursday 6 February, 2014

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.

# stardust - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Stardust campaigners are refusing to leave Government Buildings

They are looking for a submission on the nightclub disaster from the Taoiseach.

# stardust - Monday 3 February, 2014

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

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

# stardust - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

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

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

No new inquiry into Stardust tragedy

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.

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