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The Journal

Stardust is a six-part series from The Journal that delves into one of the worst tragedies in the history of the Irish... more

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Episode 7: Unlawful killing

More than four years after the final episode in our series, producers Christine Bohan and Nicky Ryan unpack today's momentous... more

18 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Episode 6: They want it to go away, but it won’t

Over the years, it seemed as though the Stardust fire slipped from the public's mind. The families and survivors never... more

14 Nov 2019 · 45 minutes
Episode 5: Money won't bring my brother back

The State promised a swift response in the wake of the Stardust fire. Within weeks, a tribunal was set up... more

07 Nov 2019 · 37 minutes
Episode 4: There's been a phone call from Dublin

By the time dawn broke on Valentine's Day 1981, the fire at the Stardust disco had been brought under control.... more

31 Oct 2019 · 45 minutes
Episode 3: And then everything went black

Most people didn't even notice the fire at first. They kept dancing. But soon, smoke began to engulf the ballroom,... more

24 Oct 2019 · 35 minutes
Episode 2: A freezing cold Friday the 13th

Excitement had been building for the final of the Stardust's dancing competition at the Valentine's disco. No-one going that evening... more

17 Oct 2019 · 28 minutes
Episode 1: The biggest show on the northside

Dublin in 1981 was a very different place compared with today- and the Stardust nightclub in Artane was the place... more

10 Oct 2019 · 22 minutes
An introduction to Stardust

Stardust is a new original podcast series from TheJournal.ie. Speaking to witness, family members, journalists and more, it delves into... more

27 Sep 2019 · 2 minutes
Episode 7: Unlawful killing