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# Coroner

This year
Coroner says it is 'an outrage' that Pfizer executive could not attend inquest due to threats
Dr Ellsbury was called to attend the inquest investigating the death of Joseph McGinty (14) of The Valley, Achill Island, Co Mayo.
Last year
‘Global first’ ruling that online content contributed to Molly Russell’s death
Andrew Walker concluded the 14-year-old died ‘from an act of self-harm while suffering depression and the negative effects of online content’.
Coroner approves PSNI attempt to withhold material from Noah Donohoe inquest
Justice Michael Humphreys said disclosing the information would create a real risk of harm to the public interest.
Coroner determines actress Anne Heche died due to smoke inhalation and burns
Heche’s vehicle collided with a residence in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles and became “engulfed in flames”.
Coroner ‘startled’ by British Attorney General’s failure to reply to files query
An inquest into the death of a man shot during a prison escape heard that there had been no response from the AG’s office in London for nine months.
Burials Bill: New law will allow for Tuam mother and baby home and other sites to be excavated
The restriction on the jurisdiction of the coroner has been removed entirely from the legislation.
The legislation will allow the excavation, recovery and analysis of remains at the site of the former mother and baby institutions
The restriction on the jurisdiction of the coroner has been removed entirely from the Bill
Catherine Corless said today is "a good day", Órla Ryan reports
Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated
'I'll protest until I die': Call for 'forgotten' boarded out children to be given redress
All time
UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes
The proposed legislation raises “serious concerns in relation to the State’s compliance with its international legal obligations”, the groups note.
BBC presenter Lisa Shaw died due to vaccine complication – coroner
The award-winning radio host died three weeks after her first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid jab.
Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling
A coroner ruled that the people killed in the west Belfast shootings involving British soldiers in August 1971 were “entirely innocent”.
Coroner says force used in restraint of Belfast man in 2016 was not excessive
Gerard McMahon died in hospital in 2016, hours after he suffered a cardiac arrest during an altercation with police.
Coroner rules death of Nora Quoirin was likely due to 'misadventure'
The coroner ruled it would be a breach of duty to speculate on third-party involvement without evidence.
Justice Department to make 'formal requests' to coroners after woman who died in Direct Provision buried alone
Sylva Tukula was buried in May without ceremony or notice given to her friends.
Body of pensioner (84) left undiscovered in Cork sitting room for seven months, inquest hears
The coroner said it was ‘disheartening’ that the man’s absence from day-to-day life was not noted sooner.
Fatal Alabama tornado: 7 members of one family and four children among victims
The four children who died in the tornado were aged 6, 8, 9 and 10.
Carrickmines rescue attempts: 'I found Sylvia and Thomas but I couldn't lift them'
Yesterday the jury was told safety guidelines did not apply to the site as it had originally been intended as a temporary housing solution.
Ana Kriegel inquest hears she died of blunt force trauma to the head
The 14-year-old girl’s body was found at a disused farmhouse on 17 May.
Coroner calls for parental vigilance after 10-year-old boy dies from allergic reaction to McDonald's Peri Peri wrap
Maleek Lawal had known allergies to fish, milk (which the wrap contained) and eggs.
Coroner warns of dangers of steroid use at inquest into death of 18-year-old Limerick boy
Luke O’Brien May died after becoming ill in the midst of his Leaving Certificate exams last year.
Swedish journalist 'was strangled or had her throat cut' on submarine
Kim Wall was on the submarine belonging to Danish inventor Peter Madsen.
Verdict of medical misadventure returned at inquest into death of nine-month-old baby
Baby Eoin Julian died at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin on 30 December 2015.
Husband of Irish woman shot dead while on holiday in Tunisia found her beneath a beach towel
38 people were killed in the 2015 attack, including three Irish people.
Wicklow man died after taking headshop drug known as 'gravel' and 'bubble'
An inquest heard cause of death was Alpha PVP toxicity with restraint as a contributory factor.
All 58 victims of Las Vegas mass shooting died of gunshot wounds, says coroner
The incident on 1 October was the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Accidental death verdict at inquest of man who choked on Mars bar on the Luas
The inquest heard that a number of people got off the Luas at the Abbey Street stop in a bid to help David O’Reilly.
'Death by misadventure' recorded by inquest into the five fatalities in Buncrana Pier tragedy
Five members of the same family were killed when a car entered the water.
Father and three-year-old son drowned after falling into ditch, inquest hears
Sean Sweeney and his son Tyler Joyce were found dead in 10 inches of water on Easter Sunday 2016.
'I've visited families where their son or daughter has died by suicide. That sticks with you'
Kerry coroner Terence Casey began compulsory retirement last week, and reflects on his career with
Woman dies after 'side effects from contraceptive pill were not treated'
The woman was instead treated for lower back pain.
"We weren't allowed to take him out of the incubator, we could only touch his little hand through it"
An inquest into the death of Darragh Byrne in February 2013 found that he died due to medical misadventure.
Cyclist killed after early morning collision in Co Louth
The man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.
Irish man who died in kayak in UK 'had stab wounds to neck and wrist'
Dr Morgan Savage (40) was found on a beach on the Isle of Wight in September.
Man killed in Kildare assault described as 'well liked character'
The 58-year-old was taken to Naas General Hospital where he died from his injuries.
Man's body found in apartment in Sligo
The discovery was made today.
Budget cuts in Sligo could see coroners' fees put to rest
The Council’s budget will make efforts to tackle debt from establishing water infrastructure.
Robin Williams' death officially ruled a suicide
The 63-year-old had become more paranoid in the time before he took his own life, coroners have said.
Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment
Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.
Gardaí search for missing motorbike after fatal Dublin crash
A man in his 20s died in the crash last night, but his motorbike was taken from the scene before gardaí arrived.
Man wakes up in body bag at funeral home, says he's definitely alive
Family members say the 78-year-old told them he’s happy to be alive.
Post-mortem due after tragic three-year-old death in lift shaft
Two separate investigations have been launched by gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority.