The High Court has ruled that the verdict of unlawful killing will be open to the jury in the Stardust inquest following a challenge from the former manager of the nightclub. It was claimed that the Coroner could not consider issues of criminal or civil liability in an inquest and that a verdict of
The former manager of the Stardust nightclub has failed in a High Court bid to prevent a verdict of "unlawful killing" being considered in the fresh inquests into the deaths of 48 people in the infamous 1981 nightclub fire. Eamonn Butterly sought an order preventing the jury in the new inquests from
Special jury provisions will be introduced for the Stardust inquests through legislation now being drafted, the government has announced. The legislation will allow the Dublin coroner to seek the assistance of the Courts Service in selecting a jury using a process similar to that used in civil and c
Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has said his decision to open a new inquest into the 1981 Stardust nightclub fire "drew on analogies of the Hillsborough disaster". Mr Woulfe confirmed last September that he would open a fresh inquest into the 48 deaths following a request from the families of
A fresh inquest is set to be held into the 48 deaths at the infamous 1981 Stardust nightclub fire. The families of the victims, who were mostly from Artane, Kilmore and greater Coolock, submitted an application for a new inquest in April.