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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(...)

Nuala Johnson with her daughter Rebecca arrive at the funeral of Richard  Johnson. at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former High Court president Mr Justice Richard “Ricky” Johnson was a “man of substance” who never shied away from controversy in his defence of the ju(...)

The 2016 All-Ireland Masters final between Mayo and Cavan

Just as the dust settles on Dublin’s win over Tyrone in the All-Ireland senior football final, the two counties are preparing to meet again in another(...)

Funeral of Donal Barrington pictured at St. Patrick’s Church, Monkstown Co Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The former Supreme Court judge, Donal Barrington, saw the Constitition as a living, breathing document that respected the human rights of all, his fun(...)

 Susan Denham who had last formal sitting in the Supreme Court on Friday as Chief Justice. Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill

The judiciary has been the “Cinderella” of the three organs of the State and there is still no Judicial Council despite 20 years of talking about it w(...)

Diarmuid Gavin in his ‘Garden of Pure Imagination’ at the Dundrum Shopping Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Diarmuid Gavin is trying to explain how eccentric humour like that from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory inspired his garden display at Dundrum(...)

The late Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

When Adrian Hardiman was at UCD in the early 1970s, mixing in a circle of friends that centred on the history faculty and the debating chamber of the(...)

Aftermath of the Stardust fire. Photograph: Tom Lawlor/The Irish Times

The Director of Public Prosecutions has said it will not mount a prosecution into alleged perjury by several witnesses at the 1981 tribunal of investi(...)

Mourners at the funeral of Brian Farrell at the Church of the Holy Cross, Dundrum this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former broadcaster Brian Farrell was a family man who enjoyed a pint and a song in west Clare, and attempts with his children to dam streams in the Du(...)

The aftermath of the Stardust fire in Artane, Dublin, in 1981.  Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Gardaí have opened a criminal investigation into alleged perjury by several witnesses at the 1981 tribunal of investigation into the Stardust fire. Th(...)

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