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# Inquest

# Limerick
Inquest finds death of boy (12) who was driving car that collided with truck was 'tragic accident'
The inquest heard that, unbeknownst to his mother, the boy took her Nissan Qashqai from their home on the night in question.
This week
28th May 2023 - 31st May 2023
# Inquest
Inquest hears from woman who claims baby died in childbirth because she was denied a c-section
Chunling Chen told an inquest that her concerns for her babies were dismissed “sarcastically” by doctors and nurses.
Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# evidence
Jury told of 'utmost importance' to families and wider public of Stardust inquests
Pen portraits have concluded and the court is now preparing to hear background facts and evidence.
Last month
May 2023
# stardust inquest
Christy Moore reads pen portrait of Stardust victim on behalf of family at inquest hearing
The Stardust tragedy saw 48 young people killed and over 200 people injured.
This year
# Inquest
Mystery still surrounds death of elderly couple who were found mummified in house
The couple had been dead for at least a year when they were found, the inquest heard.
# brooklyn colbert
Schoolboy died from blood loss after uncle's frenzied knife and hammer attack, inquest hears
The incident happened at a home in Limerick in November 2019.
# Dungannon
Kingsmill Troubles inquest ‘a painful and frustrating process for victims’ families’
The long-running proceedings heard final submissions today.
# Seema Banu
Inquest hears woman found dead with two children had expressed fear of being killed by husband
The bodies of Seema Banu and her two children were discovered in their home in Co Dublin on 28 October 2020.
# Inquest
Motorcycle rider William Dunlop died after 'blast of oil and smoke' from bike, inquest hears
Dunlop was killed in the crash which occurred during a practice run for the Skerries 100 races on 7 July, 2018.
# horse riding
Young Carlow rider was fatally injured after horse landed on her at water jump, inquest hears
Allegra “Tiggy” Hancock’s mother said her death was a “tragic accident”.
# Inquest
Sligo man died from burns suffered while taking a hot bath, inquest hears
The man had to be airlifted by helicopter to hospital because of the extent of the burns to his body after being scalded by hot water.
# Inquest
Date set for inquest into death of Coast Guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas
The inquest will be held on 12 April.
# Inquest
Cork coroner urges animal owners to be cautious after three-month-old baby killed in dog attack
The Cork coroner told the inquest that dogs can be unpredictable and can cause serious harm.
Last year
# gsoc
Inquest hears GSOC have compiled draft report on shooting of George Nkencho by Gardaí
GSOC said it was likely that the file would be forwarded to the DPP who will decide if criminal charges should be brought in relation to Mr Nkencho’s death.
# Inquest
Peggy Morrissey was driving to safety of son, Marty Morrissey when involved in fatal crash
Peggy Morrissey was driving to stay at a hotel during Storm Barra
# Inquest
Post-mortem results show Lisa Thompson was strangled and stabbed repeatedly in her home
The 52-year-old was found dead in her home in Ballymun on 10 May this year.
# Northern Ireland
Inquest findings into death of Derry mother shot by soldier to be sent to prosecution service
Kathleen Thompson was killed by a bullet to the chest in her back garden in Derry in 1971.
# Crash
Amateur pilot said plane was ‘dodgy’ prior to footballer Emiliano Sala’s fatal flight
Sala was joining then Premier League club Cardiff City in a £15 million transfer.
# Inquest
Parents asked to bring baby's body out back entrance of hospital, inquest told
Baby Kevin McNeill died at the National Maternity Hospital on 17 February 2019.
# University Hospital Limerick
Hospital apologises as woman bled to death after 'urgent' scan not followed up on, inquest told
The UL Hospitals Group issued an unreserved apology to the family of Susan Doherty.
# Dublin Coroner's Court
Newlywed killed in road crash was 'beautiful inside and out', inquest hears
Krista Rowan had married just weeks before the fatal incident.
# Belfast
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.
# Review
Defeat to Ireland was 'not acceptable,' says New Zealand Rugby chief
Meanwhile, Brodie Retallick has been ruled out for up to two months after Andrew Porter’s tackle on him.
# saverio bellante
Inquest hears how man believed that killing his landlord 'would rid the world of evil'
Saverio Bellante was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity seven years ago.
# Derry
Derry mother was shot by soldier in ‘unjustified’ circumstances, says coroner
Kathleen Thompson, a 47-year-old housewife, was killed by a bullet to the chest in her back garden in Derry in 1971.
# Inquest
GSOC investigation into fatal shooting of George Nkencho by gardaí has 'made significant progress'
Nkencho was fatally wounded by members of the Garda Armed Support Unit outside his home in December 2020.
# Luke Ramone Harper
Boy (8) died after inhaling helium from a balloon he had placed over his head, inquest hears
Luke Ramone Harper was pronounced dead at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin on April 2 last year.
# Inquest
Investigation finds 'uncontrollable spin' caused 2019 plane crash in Kildare, killing pilots
The investigation by the Air Accident Investigation Unit found no structural faults with the aircraft.
# Inquest
Vincent Browne to assist inquest as witness to loyalist car bomb attack
Vincent Browne was a newspaper journalist working in Belfast in the 1970s.
# Inquest
Lifebuoy missing from scene of drowning on Liffey quays in Dublin, inquest hears
Daniel Cullen died after falling into the Liffey at Sir John Rogerson Quay.
# Inquest
Hearing into deaths of three men killed in N7 crash last year adjourned following family objection
The men died when their car burst into flames following a high-speed crash with a truck on the N7 while they were fleeing from gardaí.
Perfectly healthy baby died as a result of medical misadventure at Mayo University Hospital
The inquest heard that Cian Hunt’s death was avoidable if he had been delivered at 36 weeks as was originally planned.
# Inquest
Max Mosley took own life after learning he had just weeks to live, inquest hears
The former FIA president took his own life at his London home in May 2021
# Inquest
Footballer Emiliano Sala died as result of plane crash, inquest jury finds
The Argentina-born striker died from head and chest injuries but was deeply unconscious, having been poisoned by carbon monoxide.
# Inquest
12-year-old boy suffered 'severe and irreversible brain injury' after falling off stair bannister in school
The inquest heard that measures were taken to improve the safety of stairways at the school following Blaise Cunningham’s death.
# Inquest
Accomplished swimmer drowned during early morning swim in Dublin Bay, inquest hears
The inquest heard Dr Holly Delaney-Rice was a regular swimmer and a gifted athlete who had run several New York marathons.
# Inquest
Football agent denies knowingly organising ‘grey’ flight for Emiliano Sala
The aircraft that crashed into the Channel killing both the player and the pilot had no licence to carry paying passengers.
# Inquest
Taoiseach promises action on Stardust fire inquest demand
A new Bill is being brought forward in the Seanad to ensure that the inquest is held before a jury.
# conor king
Parents of 22-year-old who died in camping tragedy praise friends who tried to save him
The inquest in to the young man’s death heard that his friends attempted to save him after he fell through ablowhole.
# Emiliano Sala
Emiliano Sala felt pressured into making record transfer, mother tells inquest
The footballer was killed in a plane crash as he flew to Wales from Nantes to complete a transfer to Cardiff City in January 2019.