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# coroner - Sunday 5 January, 2020

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.

# coroner - Thursday 17 October, 2019

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.

# coroner - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

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.

# coroner - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

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.

# coroner - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

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 - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

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 - Thursday 5 July, 2018

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.

# coroner - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Swedish journalist 'was strangled or had her throat cut' on submarine

Kim Wall was on the submarine belonging to Danish inventor Peter Madsen.

# coroner - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

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.

# coroner - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

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.

# coroner - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

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.

# coroner - Friday 22 December, 2017

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.

# coroner - Friday 1 December, 2017

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.

# coroner - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'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.

# coroner - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

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.

# coroner - Sunday 4 June, 2017

'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

# coroner - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Woman dies after 'side effects from contraceptive pill were not treated'

The woman was instead treated for lower back pain.

# coroner - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

"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.

# coroner - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Cyclist killed after early morning collision in Co Louth

The man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.

# coroner - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

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.

# coroner - Sunday 23 August, 2015

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.

# coroner - Monday 3 August, 2015

Man's body found in apartment in Sligo

The discovery was made today.

# coroner - Monday 24 November, 2014

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.

# coroner - Saturday 8 November, 2014

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.

# coroner - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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.

# coroner - Sunday 25 May, 2014

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.

# coroner - Friday 23 May, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# coroner - Friday 28 February, 2014

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.

# coroner - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

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.

# coroner - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Body of man discovered in car found submerged in Naas canal

Gardaí are now appealing for witnesses to the collision, which took place overnight.

# coroner - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

University Hospital Galway apologises to Praveen Halappanavar and family

The apology comes after the publication of a damning HIQA report into Savita’s treatment at University Hospital Galway.

# coroner - Friday 4 October, 2013

Body of young woman found in search for missing teen Chloe Kinsella

Gardaí said the body, which was recovered from the River Shannon, is that of the missing 15-year-old.

# coroner - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Suicide resource centre dedicates rooms to Donal Walsh

Donal Walsh’s parents donated funds to the Console Centre in Tralee so special rooms for teens could be refurbished.

# coroner - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Suicides in Kerry decreased since Donal Walsh spoke out, says coroner

Terence Casey says the “plague” of suicides in Kerry has reduced since the late teenager appealed to young people not to take their own lives.

# coroner - Monday 22 July, 2013

Bodies of three women found wrapped in plastic bags in Ohio

Police say they are searching for more victims.

# coroner - Thursday 18 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# coroner - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Inquest into deaths of five Tit Bonhomme crew members opens today

The fishing vessel sank off the coast of Cork in January last year with just one member of the crew surviving.

# coroner - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Use of helmets on Dublinbikes 'would not be possible to enforce'

Following the death of a student using a Dublinbike last year, the coroner had recommended the council make helmets available to hire with the scheme.

# coroner - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Boost for Hillsborough families as new inquests to be held close to home

The coroner Lord Justice Goldring made the announcement this evening.

# coroner - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Body found at back of Tipperary house

The body, which has not been identified, was found at 2pm today near Tipperary town.

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