Tommy Broughan

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Drivers may face fines if they fail to notify the Road Safety Authority when they change address so the details on their driver’s licence can be updat(...)

 The aftermath of the Stardust fire in Dublin on February 14th, 1981. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

The families of the Stardust victims say they are pulling out of an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the 1981 fire and subsequent investigat(...)

Independent TD Tommy Broughan has pointed to Garda statistics which show the numbers of roadside tests has decreased from 566,760 in 2010 to 327,450 in 2015

Road safety campaigners have asked for senior gardaí to supervise all future drink-driving checkpoints to ensure the recording of breathalyser data i(...)

A view of the old Belcamp Hall on  Malahide Road, north Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Historic Belcamp Hall in north Dublin is to be converted into apartments after Fingal County Council granted planning permission to develop the site. (...)

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(...)

The gravestone of Eamonn Loughman, one of the 48 victims of the Stardust fire. “We are now on the road to getting the answers that many of us have been looking for, for years,” said Minister of State Finian McGrath. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The Government has been accused of “kicking the can down the road” by proposing to appoint an eminent legal person to review new evidence and argumen(...)

The Stardust  on the morning after the fire. The Government has committed to appointing an independent person who has the trust of the victims’ families. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

A legal expert is to be appointed to investigate new evidence about the February 1981 Stardust nightclub tragedy after a compromise was agreed betwee(...)

Antoinette Keegan (right) who survived the Stardust fire, and her mother Christine (left). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The families of the Stardust disaster need an inquiry to bring closure and justice, according to a survivor of the fire. Forty-eight people died in a(...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, at The Irish Times Corporate Tax Summit in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Making a song and dance of Brexit So what tickles your fancy this morning? Donald Trump’s latest alternative? Or Dessie Cahill turning a foxtrot into(...)

Stardust nightclub the morning after a fatal fire in 1981. Ministers are divided over whether a commission of investigation into the tragedy should be established. File photograph: Tom Lawlor

Fine Gael has committed to establishing a commission of investigation into the Stardust tragedy if an independent person finds any new evidence in the(...)

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