The Stardust tragedy nonetheless casts a protracted shadow over Dublin’s northside

The Stardust tragedy still casts a long shadow over Dublin's northside

All of the households suffered however the ache inflicted on the McDermotts was notably merciless.

Willie, George and Marcella went to the Stardust disco in Artane on February 13, 1981. They by no means got here residence.

Louise McDermott needed to develop up with out her three siblings and he or she was current on the night that Pat Gilroy and three of the Dublin gamers offered the Stardust family members with particular coaching tops.

“It means quite a bit for the Dublin staff to do it, it’s an incredible honour,” she mentioned.

“Willie was an enormous Dublin supporter, he used to color the home blue and navy and make our personal bunting and we’ve nice images of all of them going off to face on the previous Hill 16.

“Thank God my different remains to be alive – Bridget is 86. She’s a really sturdy lady who desires justice for her youngsters.”

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