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#Coroner's Court

# coroners-court - Thursday 5 December, 2019

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.

# coroners-court - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Inquest opens into murder of homeless man on O'Connell St

Peter Donnelly was stabbed to death in June this year.

# coroners-court - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

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.

# coroners-court - Monday 12 March, 2018

'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.

# coroners-court - 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.

# coroners-court - 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.

# coroners-court - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

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.

# coroners-court - Thursday 7 September, 2017

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.

# coroners-court - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

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.

# coroners-court - Saturday 16 April, 2016

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.

# coroners-court - Friday 17 April, 2015

'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.

# coroners-court - Thursday 25 September, 2014

'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.

# coroners-court - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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.

# coroners-court - Thursday 20 March, 2014

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.

# coroners-court - Friday 19 April, 2013

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.

# coroners-court - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

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.

# coroners-court - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

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.

# coroners-court - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

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.

# coroners-court - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

DART driver passed medical two months before dying at work

Driver John O’Neill – who collapsed and died from a heart attack while driving his train – had a recent “excellent” medical.

# coroners-court - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Golf ball placed in dead man's throat as a 'prank'

A Dublin City coroner has expressed fury over a golf ball being placed in the throat of a dead man – calling the supposed prank “unconscionable and malicious”.

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# coroners-court - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Boat blaze victim gave look of 'thank you' before drowning

The Coroner’s Court finds that three men, who died when a motor cruiser caught fire last August, died accidentally.

# coroners-court - Thursday 6 January, 2011

Gerry Ryan took cocaine laced with worming powder: autopsy

The report shows he was taking a number of prescription drugs at the time of his death.

# coroners-court - Saturday 31 July, 2010

AN 18-YEAR-OLD TRAINEE BUILDER died of a broken neck after a gust of wind blew him from a roof, an inquest was told yesterday.

Patrick Davidson, of Camlough in Co Armagh, was working on a roof in Dundalk when a strong gust of wind caused him to lose his balance in April 2002.

The Star reports that the inquest heard Davidson was holding a sheet of wood at the time, which aided his fall.

Dr John Ryan, who performed the post-mortem at Louth county hospital, said Davidson died of a broken neck sustained after a fall from a height.

The inquest into his death heard that Gardaí investigations into Davidson’s death had to be abandoned because none of the other builders working on the site – all of whom were from Northern Ireland – would agree to travel to the Republic to give details.

The Dundalk coroner Ronan Maguire said he had no choice but to close the file on Davidson’s death.

Maguire said there was no way any prosecution in the case could be brought because nobody on the roof at the time had made themselves available to the Gardaí or to the Health and Safety Authority.