36 years on, still no answers on Stardust

“I always felt a little bit that I was being blamed, even though we were cleared in the tribunal.” The Butterly family were not deemed responsible but, 35 years later, the debate refuses to disappear.

12th November, 2017

In 1999, shortly after he turned 80 years of age, Paddy Butterly asked a writer to visit him at home in Malahide in north Dublin. He had decided to put together his memoirs, and wanted help with the writing process.

The resulting book, From Radishes To Riches, was never meant for public consumption - fewer than 90 copies were printed for family members and close friends. Within months of the final pages being written, Butterly became ill...

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