Ryan Bradley (18) of Liscarne Gardens, Ronanstown, in west Dublin who was cleared by the court on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

An 18-year-old who was on trial along with his two brothers and father accused of murder, has been acquitted by direction of the judge. Ryan Bradle(...)

Stardust disaster: Aftermath of the blaze in which 48 people died and 214 were injured. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

The Cabinet has agreed to the appointment of retired judge Mr Justice Patrick McCartan to conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding (...)

Emergency workers at the site of the Stardust fire in Artane in Dublin on February 14th, 1981. A total of 48 people died in the fire and relatives  of some of those  who were killed believe there is new evidence related to the case.  Photograph: Tom Lawlor.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is “confused, lying or being misled by her own officials,” families campaigning for a new inquiry into the Sta(...)

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(...)