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#stardust

# stardust - Friday 1 July, 2022

Stardust inquests to have independent jury following passing of legislation in the Dáil
# Stardust
# Stardust

Stardust inquests to have independent jury following passing of legislation in the Dáil

Jul 1st 2022, 12:26 PM 5,231 Views 5 Comments

Jurors are currently selected for inquests by Gardaí, but campaigners had raised concerns about this due to the force’s involvement in the inquest.

# stardust - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Coroner hopes to begin Stardust inquests before more victims' family members die
# Stardust Inquest
# Stardust Inquest

Coroner hopes to begin Stardust inquests before more victims' family members die

Jun 15th 2022, 7:46 PM 7,632 Views 0 Comments

Fresh inquests for the 48 killed in the 1981 tragedy are hoped to commence in September.

# stardust - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Justice Minister to amend legislation to allow an independent jury selection for Stardust inquest
# Stardust Inquest
# Stardust Inquest

Justice Minister to amend legislation to allow an independent jury selection for Stardust inquest

Jun 9th 2022, 10:19 PM 10,421 Views 15 Comments

McEntee received approval from Cabinet to draft legislative amendments for the inquest today.

# stardust - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Stardust inquest could begin as soon as September, pending outstanding judicial review
# Stardust Inquests
# Stardust Inquests

Stardust inquest could begin as soon as September, pending outstanding judicial review

May 11th 2022, 4:12 PM 3,719 Views 0 Comments

Dr Myra Cullinane said that one of the main barriers to the inquests beginning was a judicial review filed in February.

# stardust - Friday 25 February, 2022

Stardust manager seeks judicial review ahead of inquests into fire deaths of 48 people
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Stardust manager seeks judicial review ahead of inquests into fire deaths of 48 people

Updated Feb 25th 2022, 10:31 AM 13,753 Views 0 Comments

Eamon Butterly had sought a ruling to preclude the possible verdict of unlawful killing.

# stardust - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Justice Minister to examine changes to jury selection process ahead of the Stardust inquest
# Stardust Inquest
# Stardust Inquest

Justice Minister to examine changes to jury selection process ahead of the Stardust inquest

Feb 23rd 2022, 10:10 PM 15,768 Views 0 Comments

Currently, jurors for inquests are selected byGardaí, which is a concern for the Stardust campaigners.

Taoiseach promises action on Stardust fire inquest demand
# Inquest
# Inquest

Taoiseach promises action on Stardust fire inquest demand

Feb 23rd 2022, 4:05 PM 5,545 Views 11 Comments

A new Bill is being brought forward in the Seanad to ensure that the inquest is held before a jury.

# stardust - Monday 14 February, 2022

Taoiseach unveils memorial to Stardust victims on 41st anniversary of the tragedy
# 41 Years On
# 41 Years On

Taoiseach unveils memorial to Stardust victims on 41st anniversary of the tragedy

Feb 14th 2022, 5:24 PM 11,792 Views 0 Comments

The memorial was launched by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today.

# stardust - Saturday 12 February, 2022

Candlelit vigil for the 41st anniversary of the Stardust fire to take place tomorrow
# 41 Years On
# 41 Years On

Candlelit vigil for the 41st anniversary of the Stardust fire to take place tomorrow

Feb 12th 2022, 6:30 AM 10,201 Views 0 Comments

The vigil will take place at 1pm, at the site of the former Stardust nightclub.

# stardust - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Stardust coroner to rule later this week on whether 'unlawful killing' verdict can be excluded
# Pre Inquest Hearing
# Pre Inquest Hearing

Stardust coroner to rule later this week on whether 'unlawful killing' verdict can be excluded

Feb 9th 2022, 6:26 PM 6,574 Views 0 Comments

The tenth pre-inquest hearing was held this afternoon at the RDS.

# stardust - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Stardust families hold protest outside Department of Justice over inquest venue issues
# Stardust Inquest
# Stardust Inquest

Stardust families hold protest outside Department of Justice over inquest venue issues

Jan 13th 2022, 8:30 PM 12,835 Views 14 Comments

The lease on the current venue, the RDS, is set to expire in February, before any of the hearings have taken place.

# stardust - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Stardust funding row to be resolved in coming days
# Stardust
# Stardust

Stardust funding row to be resolved in coming days

Oct 13th 2021, 5:40 PM 6,451 Views 0 Comments

A pre-inquest hearing was told that, while the issue is not entirely finalised, an agreement is expected soon.

# stardust - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Majority of victims’ families could be excluded from Stardust inquest, TD warns
# Third Inquest
# Third Inquest

Majority of victims’ families could be excluded from Stardust inquest, TD warns

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:08 PM 8,526 Views 1 Comment

Labour’s Aodhan Ó Ríordáin cited a row over promised free legal aid.

# stardust - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Inquest into Stardust tragedy will attempt to ‘allay rumours and suspicion’
# Inquest
# Inquest

Inquest into Stardust tragedy will attempt to ‘allay rumours and suspicion’

Jul 28th 2021, 6:15 PM 9,190 Views 5 Comments

A fresh inquest is being held into the 1981 disaster.

# stardust - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Fresh inquests into Stardust tragedy may commence in the autumn after long wait for families
# Stardust
# Stardust

Fresh inquests into Stardust tragedy may commence in the autumn after long wait for families

Jun 23rd 2021, 3:36 PM 3,980 Views 0 Comments

A problem with securing legal for the families of some of the Stardust victims has been resolved, a pre-inquest hearing was told today.

# stardust - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Families of Stardust victims to be given legal aid, paving the way for new inquests into disaster to begin
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Families of Stardust victims to be given legal aid, paving the way for new inquests into disaster to begin

May 19th 2021, 7:34 PM 5,523 Views 10 Comments

The inquests will examine the deaths of the 48 people who died in the Stardust fire in 1981.

# stardust - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Minister urged to take action on 'indefensible' delay preventing start of Stardust inquests
# Stardust
# Stardust

Minister urged to take action on 'indefensible' delay preventing start of Stardust inquests

Apr 22nd 2021, 9:58 AM 4,870 Views 6 Comments

Solicitor Darragh Mackin and Sinn Féin Senator Lynn Boylan have written to Minister for Justice Helen McEntee on the issue.

# stardust - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

'There's a further bump in the road. It's deeply regrettable': Stardust inquests hit with more delays
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

'There's a further bump in the road. It's deeply regrettable': Stardust inquests hit with more delays

Mar 24th 2021, 3:47 PM 10,286 Views 0 Comments

The latest pre-inquest hearing for the victims of the Stardust fire took place this afternoon.

# stardust - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Stardust fire: Legal aid funding issue is resolved, clearing path for inquests to get under way
# Stardust Inquests
# Stardust Inquests

Stardust fire: Legal aid funding issue is resolved, clearing path for inquests to get under way

Feb 25th 2021, 9:22 AM 5,440 Views 11 Comments

A legal aid logjam for family members of victims meant that the inquests could have been significantly delayed.

# stardust - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests

Feb 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,251 Views 14 Comments

Opposition parties have urged the Taoiseach and the government to prevent any further delay right after the 40th anniversary of the disaster.

# stardust - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Families remember loved ones lost to Stardust fire on 40th anniversary
# Memorial
# Memorial

Families remember loved ones lost to Stardust fire on 40th anniversary

Feb 14th 2021, 4:24 PM 16,708 Views 31 Comments

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the fire at the Stardust nightclub in Dublin where 48 young people died.

# stardust - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Stardust 40th anniversary: 'I remember what I did after my brother's funeral. I went to another funeral'
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Stardust 40th anniversary: 'I remember what I did after my brother's funeral. I went to another funeral'

Feb 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 46,017 Views 16 Comments

In the early hours of Valentine’s day 40 years ago, there was a fire in the Stardust club in north Dublin.

# stardust - Friday 1 January, 2021

40 years on, Stardust families hope for answers from largest scale inquests in modern Irish history
# Stardust
# Stardust

40 years on, Stardust families hope for answers from largest scale inquests in modern Irish history

Jan 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 19,837 Views 0 Comments

The coroner conducting the inquests has said she will not be “bound by any findings of [previous] inquests or any other investigation”.

# stardust - Thursday 17 December, 2020

TheJournal.ie's Stardust wins prestigious Mary Raftery Prize
# Stardust Podcast
# Stardust Podcast

TheJournal.ie's Stardust wins prestigious Mary Raftery Prize

Dec 17th 2020, 6:33 PM 7,535 Views 0 Comments

This is the third major award the six-part podcast series has won.

# stardust - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Change of venue as RDS to play host to Stardust inquests instead of Dublin Castle
# Pre Inquest Hearing
# Pre Inquest Hearing

Change of venue as RDS to play host to Stardust inquests instead of Dublin Castle

Nov 25th 2020, 5:14 PM 16,651 Views 0 Comments

At a pre-inquest hearing today, coroner Dr Myra Cullinane explained how evidence would be heard in three modules.

# stardust - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Two Journal Media projects shortlisted for Mary Raftery journalism prize
# Shortlist
# Shortlist

Two Journal Media projects shortlisted for Mary Raftery journalism prize

Nov 5th 2020, 10:35 PM 11,830 Views 5 Comments

The Stardust podcast and the investigative series ‘A bridge too far’ are included on this year’s list.

# stardust - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 14th 2020, 5:16 PM 14,267 Views 0 Comments

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
# Inquests
# Inquests

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

Oct 14th 2020, 8:54 AM 11,559 Views 0 Comments

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
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

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

Oct 12th 2020, 6:10 AM 11,880 Views 0 Comments

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
# RIP
# RIP

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

Jul 15th 2020, 10:29 AM 33,831 Views 20 Comments

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
# Stardust
# Stardust

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

Jun 11th 2020, 10:58 PM 8,496 Views 8 Comments

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
# Stardust
# Stardust

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

Apr 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 10,695 Views 2 Comments

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
# Stardust Podcast
# Stardust Podcast

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

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 10,978 Views 16 Comments

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
# Stardust
# Stardust

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

Mar 21st 2020, 11:00 AM 11,785 Views 8 Comments

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
# Stardust
# Stardust

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

Feb 15th 2020, 8:10 AM 11,291 Views 7 Comments

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
# Artane
# Artane

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

Feb 14th 2020, 3:38 PM 9,393 Views 6 Comments

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
# New Inquiry
# New Inquiry

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

Jan 12th 2020, 1:37 PM 9,652 Views 2 Comments

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
# Stardust
# Stardust

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

Dec 27th 2019, 10:27 PM 10,352 Views 8 Comments

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
# Stardust Pod
# Stardust Pod

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

Dec 26th 2019, 12:00 PM 5,894 Views 2 Comments

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
# Podcast
# Podcast

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

Dec 23rd 2019, 9:30 PM 8,292 Views 7 Comments

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.

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