Brenda Kelly

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Patricia Kelly died on March 31st, in Portiuncula Hospital, where her late husband had spent so much of his working life.

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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(...)

Survivors of the Stardust disaster being rescued by firefighters in 1981. Photograph: Myles Byrne/Irish Press Group

Brenda Kelly (82) still lives in the house on Maryfield Crescent in Artane, Dublin, from where she saw flames cutting through the roof of the Stardust(...)

A file image from 1981 of firemen inspecting the aftermath of the Stardust fire.   Photograph: Tom Lawlor/The Irish Times

The Government has deferred a decision on how it will vote on motion establishing a Commission of Investigation into Stardust tragedy in which 48 youn(...)

A photograph of the Dublin nightclub taken on February 14th, 1981. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Families campaigning for a new inquiry into the 1981 Stardust fire disaster insist they have unearthed “significant new evidence” which “cannot be ign(...)

Female job seekers look at maps of a job fair held for fresh graduates in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Yuya Shino  /Reuters

European stock markets bounced back on Wednesday from the concerns over security that have dominated the past 24 hours, helped by a handful of more po(...)

George Osborne: accused by the opposition of a “cavalier” attitude towards taxpayers’ money. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Why now? That’s the question they were asking in the City and at Westminster as the UK government booked a £1 billion loss on the sale of the first tr(...)

Michael O’Leary during an interview on Bloomberg Television in London yesterday. Ryanair predicted a profit drop for its fiscal full year as increased competition and weaker economic conditions across Europe weigh on earnings. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

At the close of business yesterday, Ryanair was worth around €2 billion less than two months ago, ahead of the first of two profit warnings, the secon(...)