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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Coroner's Court

This month
September 2023
Families of two men killed on M50 question DPP's decision for no criminal prosecution over deaths
British men Paul Ingram and Brian McFarlane died instantly in the collision on 3 June 2022.
This year
Stardust barman gives evidence for the first time of helping to save a girl from the fire
Cormac Rose was 17 when he worked in the Silver Swan bar, which was attached to the Stardust ballroom.
Father whose children were killed by mother asks for inquest to cover her mental illness treatment
Andrew McGinley’s children Conor, Darragh and Carla were killed by their mother Deirdre Morley in 2020.
Stardust floor manager thought fire was deliberately started so people could 'rob the bars'
Phelim Kinahan gave evidence remotely to the Dublin Coroner’s Court accompanied by a legal advisor.
First witnesses give evidence on Stardust fire as inquests enter new phase
More than 300 people are expected to give evidence to the inquests.
'Treasured memories': Stardust portraits come to a close - but families face a long road ahead
The jury has heard detail of the lives of all 48 people who died in the 1981 fire. The court will soon begin to hear evidence.
'I think a part of all of us died that day': Final pen portraits read to Stardust inquests
Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane said “there was extreme sadness, of course, but occasional humour, which was equally moving given the loss that has been experienced.
Sister of Stardust victim searched 'for days' before body was identified through a watch
The fourth day of the Stardust inquest is taking place this afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
Date set for inquest into death of Coast Guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas
The inquest will be held on 12 April.
Last year
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
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.
Dublin man hunting for rabbits died of a single gunshot wound to the head, inquest finds
Keith Greene was shot on lands at Hazelgrove Farm, Kiltalown Lane, Tallaght on 22 February last.
Nobody charged in relation to death of Derek Hutch despite over 450 lines of inquiry
An inquest has heard that full details about the investigation into the death would not be heard as the circumstances were still a live criminal case.
Death of mother a week after giving birth to her third child was due to medical error, inquest hears
Karen McEvoy (24) suffered fatal cardiac arrest at Naas General Hospital on Christmas Day 2018.
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.
Stardust coroner to rule later this week on whether 'unlawful killing' verdict can be excluded
The tenth pre-inquest hearing was held this afternoon at the RDS.
All time
Inquest hears worker died from fall from scaffolding erected by unqualified tradesmen
Andrezej Buraczewski died after falling from the fourth floor of a scaffolding structure at a house in Rathgar, Dublin.
Call for reform of 'inadequate' coroner system after families experience long delays in investigations
A new report has criticised the current system.
Cancer patient left waiting on a hospital trolley in hallway discharged herself and later died, inquest told
The woman was left on a trolley for six hours beside the bins, her daughter said.
'Accidental death' recorded at inquest of boy who died in collision during garda pursuit
After striking a signpost and ditch, the car he was in became elevated on its left side and then struck a telegraph pole.
Inquest opens into murder of homeless man on O'Connell St
Peter Donnelly was stabbed to death in June this year.
Clare boys drowned in disused quarry despite 'valiant' rescue efforts of friends, inquest told
Details of the tragedy were heard at the victim’s inquest today at Limerick Coroner’s Court.
'I've never seen anything this extreme': 34-year-old man died due to 'torrential' nosebleed
Joao Carlos Araujo died in Connolly Memorial Hospital in Dublin in 2016.
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.
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.
Pathologist says driver of jeep in Buncrana pier tragedy was over drink-driving limit
Five members of the same family perished in the tragedy including Sean McGrotty, his sons Mark, 11, and eight-year-old Evan, his mother-in-law Ruth Daniels and her teenage daughter Jodie-Lee Tracey.
14-year-old girl scout's fall from helicopter 'unlikely' to have caused her death, inquest hears
Aoife Winterlich died after being swept out to sea at Hook Head lighthouse in December 2015.
Three-year-old boy sat on his father's lap before fatal crash into truck, inquest told
A Limerick jury heard harrowing evidence from the boy’s mother and learned the details of his father’s last phone call.
Irish Rail drivers received no support as families question them at suicide inquests
That’s according to a report carried out by the Railway Accident Investigation Unit.
'Accidental death' in case of eight-year-old boy who died by hanging
The young child was found hanging off his bed in his Pontypool home.
'Still a small chance' for Dhara Kivlehan after transfer to Belfast hospital
Dr Paul Glover said his colleagues would not have put the patient through the procedures they did if there was no hope.
Manx2 pilot 'put himself under pressure' to land in thick fog - rather than unfamiliar airport
The coroner’s court also heard today that responses to safety recommendations made as a consequence of the crash were not adequate.
Patrick Halpin's death was 'as a result of a fall' and ruled not suspicious
The 18-year-old was found dead near Leicester Square on 6 February after he had gone missing while on a DCU society trip.
Verdict due on Savita wedding anniversary
Arriving at the inquest today, the woman’s husband said he hoped something good would come of the inquest.
After 32 years, coroner agrees: Yes, baby Azaria WAS taken by a dingo
Baby Azaria Chamberlain was taken from her parents’ campsite by a wild Australian dog, a coroner finally declares.
Mother who feared for her job killed her two kids then herself
An inquest in the UK has heard about the tragic case of Claudia Oakes-Green and her family.
Plumber killed to stop him from identifying killers, inquest is told
An inquest into the death of Anthony Campbell is told that he was killed to stop him identifying another man’s killers.