This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 5 °C Monday 14 October, 2019


# inquest - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Peaches' death was "tragic parallel" of her mother's overdose RIP

Peaches' death was "tragic parallel" of her mother's overdose

The daughter of Bob Geldof was found dead at her home in Kent last month.

# inquest - Friday 25 April, 2014

Inquest into Peaches Geldof's death to begin next week

A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive.

# inquest - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Family of murdered spy Denis Donaldson accuse gardaí of delaying death inquest

Donaldson worked for Sinn Féin in the Northern Ireland Assembly in Stormont before being outed as an MI5 agent in 2005 and later shot dead.

# inquest - Thursday 20 March, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

# inquest - Friday 21 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know today as we head towards the weekend.

# inquest - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Killing that sparked London riots was lawful says UK jury

Mark Duggan did not have a gun in his hand at the time he was shot by police in August 2011.

# inquest - Monday 2 December, 2013

Elber Twomey statement: 'I loved being baba Oisin's mom and I loved being Connie's wife'

The only survivor of a crash, which killed her baby, her husband and her unborn child questioned how police dealt with information about the suicidal taxi driver who drove into their family vehicle.

# inquest - 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.

# inquest - Friday 30 August, 2013

Coroner: Artist David Hockney’s aide died after drinking toilet cleaner

The coroner said there was “not a shred of evidence” that 23-year-old Dominic Elliott had intended to take his own life.

# inquest - 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.

# inquest - Thursday 25 April, 2013

New Hillsborough inquests will get under way in 'early 2014'

A location for the inquests is still to be determined with victims’ families divided on the matter.

# inquest - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

The Savita Halappanavar inquest verdict will influence Ireland

From Medical Council guidelines to possible legislation, is Savita the X Case of this generation?

Praveen still asking how the life of his vibrant young wife 'ebbed away'

The widower looks ahead as he continues in his pursuit for the full truth about Savita’s death.

# inquest - Friday 19 April, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added ways to test if your smile still works

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

Praveen Halappanavar: ‘Savita’s treatment was horrendous, barbaric and inhumane’

Mr Halappanavar said he has a responsibility to Savita and her family “to get to the bottom of the truth”.

Savita inquest reaction: 'She was sadly let down by the healthcare system'

There has been mixed reaction to the verdict in the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar with groups campaigning on the abortion issue quick to issue statements this evening.

Savita inquest: The coroner's nine recommendations endorsed by the jury

The jury in the inquest of Savita Halappanavar ‘strongly endorsed’ these nine recommendations from the coroner, Dr Ciarán McLoughlin.

# inquest - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Savita inquest to resume today

It is expected that two witnesses who spoke last week and who were recalled will speak today.

# inquest - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Praveen Halappanavar thanks midwife for honest answers at inquest

“I would like to thank her for being honest…it came out of the blue,” he said this morning.

# inquest - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Doctor to be cross-examined on third day of Savita inquest

Consultant obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury who treated Savita will be questioned over whether she referred to Ireland’s Catholic ethos when she refused to terminate her pregnancy.

# inquest - Monday 8 April, 2013

Praveen Halappanavar: 'The next few days are going to be very tough'

The widower of Savita Halappanavar is among those giving evidence on the first day of an inquest into her death in Galway.

Inquest into death of Savita Halappanavar begins in Galway

The inquest will mark the first time that staff who treated Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway will give sworn evidence.

# inquest - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Savita solicitor: We released details slowly to keep media interest

Gerard O’Donnell, who represents Praveen Halappanavar, says his clients case has benefited from ‘sustained exposure’.

# inquest - Friday 18 January, 2013

Column: Public inquiry system reflects power imbalance in Irish society

Women’s lives are not a priority in the public sphere – and this is clear from a series of inquiries, writes Margaret O’Keeffe.

Preliminary inquest into Savita Halappanavar's death takes place Savita This post contains images

Preliminary inquest into Savita Halappanavar's death takes place

The preliminary inquest took place at Galway Court House and was attended by Savita’s husband, Praveen.

# inquest - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Coroner inquest into death of Savita will be 'open and transparent'

The preliminary inquiry is due to begin on 18 January, and is expected to reconvene in April for a week.

# inquest - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

New Amy Winehouse inquest to be held next month

An investigation revealed the coroner in the inquest did not have the requisite experience for the role.

# inquest - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Inquest held into death of nurse in British royal hoax call

Jacintha Saldanha was found in nurses’ accommodation near King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London last Friday.

# inquest - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

From The42 Hillsborough inquests hearing set for December 19 Hillsborough

Hillsborough inquests hearing set for December 19

Attorney General Dominic Grieve requested that the verdict of the original inquests into 96 deaths in the 1989 stadium disaster be quashed.

# inquest - Monday 10 December, 2012

Attorney General applies for new inquests into 96 Hillsborough deaths

Dominic Grieve, the AG for England and Wales, has announced that he will apply to the High Court to have the original verdict in the deaths of 96 football fans 23 years ago quashed.

# inquest - Friday 2 November, 2012

Russian spy case details may be made public

Litvinenko died in November 2006 after ingesting polonium-210, a rare radioactive isotope that was secretly slipped into his tea at a London hotel.

# inquest - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Coroner unable to return 'unlawful killing' verdict in British spy inquest

The body of Gareth Williams, 31, was found stuffed into a gym bag in his London home.

# inquest - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

'Spy' inquest shown crime scene footage

The inquest into the death of MI6 employee Gareth Williams was shown crime scene footage today of his flat, which contained women’s clothing, shoes, and food he had bought.

# inquest - Monday 23 April, 2012

MI6 spy was unhappy with "rat race", inquest hears

The decomposing body of Gareth Williams was found inside a locked holdall in his London flat in August 2010. His sister told an inquest today that he had complained of being unhappy with the “rat race” in London.

# inquest - Friday 24 February, 2012

Australian inquest opens in dingo-baby mystery

Two parents who say their infant daughter was killed by a wild dog in the Australian outback more than 30 years ago are fighting for the cause of the child’s death to be officially established.

# inquest - Monday 30 January, 2012

From The42 Gary Speed may not have intended to take his own life, inquest finds Speed Inquest

Gary Speed may not have intended to take his own life, inquest finds

An inquest into Gary Speed’s death recorded a narrative verdict at Warrington Coroner’s Court today.

# inquest - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

From The42 Dunne commends brave Given following Swansea performance Courage

Dunne commends brave Given following Swansea performance

The defender has praised his Ireland teammate for his exemplary performance on Sunday.

# inquest - Monday 3 October, 2011

Body of man "obsessed with Royals" found near Buckingham Palace

The man’s body is thought to have lain on a small piece of land in St James’s Park for up to three years.