Tommy Broughan

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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(...)

Christine Keegan and relatives of Stardust victims during a 25th anniversary vigil outside the former Artane club. Mrs Keegan lost daughters Mary and Martina in the fire

Talks aimed at resolving a developing Government row about a Dáil motion this week calling for a new inquiry into the Stardust fire are continuing be(...)

The average cost of car insurance is estimated to have increased by over 70% since 2013, with some premiums rising at a much higher rate. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Nearly 1,200 people were refused a quote for car insurance by three or more insurers last year, by far the highest number of multiple refusals on reco(...)

One third of Garda cars are fitted with automatic number plate recognition technology. Photograph: Frank Miller

Just under one third of Garda traffic corps vehicles are fitted with automatic licence plate recognition technology, it has emerged. There are 289 ve(...)

Independent TD Tommy Broughan

At least 2,500 children will be homeless on Christmas day, Independent TD Tommy Broughan has said. He said Minister for Children Katherine Zappone had(...)

There are major disparities between conviction rates for speeding offences in different district court areas, figures show. File photograph: Getty Images

There are large disparities between conviction rates for speeding offences in different district court areas, new figures have revealed. Just over on(...)

The Dublin Airport Authority intends to build a new runway, planning permission for which it received in 2007, valid for 10 years and with 31 conditions. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is willing to pay top dollar for the homes of residents who have to move house because of noise disturbance when the ne(...)

The Independent Alliance is to meet with the Attorney General this week to consider a bill allowing for terminations in the cases of fatal foetal abnormalities. The group had requested a free vote on the private members bill by Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace.

The Independent Alliance is to meet with the Attorney General this week to consider a bill allowing for terminations in the cases of fatal foetal abno(...)

Tommy Broughan: he accused Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and former justice minister Alan Shatter of “stonewalling”

Independents 4 Change TD Tommy Broughan has renewed his call for a commission of investigation into the Stardust fire 35 years ago. Mr Broughan firs(...)

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