‘She looked a million dollars that night’ – final pen portraits of 48 Stardust victims as inquest set to continue

Valerie Boyd, who lost her friend Margaret Thornton in the Stardust fire, at the coroner's inquest into the Stardust tragedy at The Rotunda Pillar Room on Parnell Square. Photo: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

Ryan Dunne

A young woman killed in the Stardust fire “can never be a case number”, her sister has told an inquest, speaking of how “part of all of us died” on the night a blaze swept through the Dublin nightclub in Artane more than 40 years ago.