The relatives of those who died in the Stardust disaster pictured outside the Dublin City Coroner’s Court, before an inquest pre-hearing took place. Photograph: Damien Eagers

The preliminary inquest hearing into the deaths of 48 people in the 1981 Stardust tragedy was “momentous step in the families’ path to justice” the Du(...)

  Stardust campaigner Christine Keegan lost two daughters in the 1981 fire. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Christine Keegan Born: December 23rd, 1935 Died: July 14th, 2020 Christine Keegan, one of the leading campaigners for justice for the 48 young people(...)

 Christine Keegan holds photographs of her daughters Mary  and Martina   outside the Dáil on the 37th anniversary of the Stardust fire, in  2018. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Long-time campaigner for those killed in the Stardust fire Christine Keegan has died, her family has confirmed. Christine Keegan’s two daughters Mar(...)

Phyllis and Maurice McHugh, who lost their only child, Caroline, in the 1981 Stardust disaster, and Lisa Lawlor, who was 17 months old when her parents, Francis and Maureen, died in the fire.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Lisa Lawlor (40), who lost both parents in the Stardust inferno 38 years ago, says the tragedy has affected her whole life. She was 17 months old whe(...)

Bridget McDermott with her daughter June, holding a photograph of children William, Marcella and George, as Stardust fire victims’ families gathered at a press conference following the announcement of a new inquest into the deaths of 48 young people in the 1981 nightclub disaster. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Stardust families will seek “accountability” for their loved ones’ deaths after the inquests, their solicitor says. Darragh Mackin, speaking at a(...)

Christine Keegan, whose daughters Mary and Martina  were killed in the Stardust fire, with her daughter Antoinette. “I’m over the moon, I just can’t believe it’s happened. I really believed we would be fobbed off again,” said Antoinette. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Families of those killed in the Stardust blaze in Dublin have expressed relief and delight at the decision of the attorney general to order a fresh in(...)

Friends and relatives of those killed in the 1981 Stardust fire  bring their case for a new inquest to the Attorney General’s office in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Relatives of the victims of the Stardust tragedy have been “fobbed off” by the Attorney General, following a request for a new inquest into the deadly(...)

A picture  taken on February 14th, 1981 of the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Survivors and families of the victims of the Stardust disaster, in which 48 young people died, have submitted new evidence to the Attorney General in (...)

A candlelit vigil at the site of the Stardust nightclub fire in Artane, Dublin, before the unveiling of a plaque in memory of the 48 people who died on Valentine’s Day, 1981. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

“They never came home”, read the plaque to victims of the Stardust tragedy, unveiled at the site of the former Artane nightclub by victims’ families o(...)

Families who lost relatives in the 1981 Stardust nightclub fire  marched to the Attorney General’s office in Dublin on Tuesday with 48,000 signed postcards calling for a new inquest. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The Attorney General will give full consideration to holding a new inquest into the 1981 Stardust fire tragedy, in which 48 young people died, once a (...)

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