Evidence is collected at the scene of the shooting  on Kiltalown Road, Tallaght last May. Photograph: Collins

A father of three shot dead in front of his partner died of gunshot wounds to the torso and thigh. Alan O’Neill (35), of Kiltalown Rd, Tallaght, Dubl(...)

Coroner Dr Brian Farrell returned a verdict of death by misadventure

A kayaker who capsized and drowned had been paddling in fast flowing rapids following heavy rain, an inquest heard. Shane Murphy (21), of Grange Park,(...)

The Mater Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A homeless man found dead in a disused ward in the Mater Hospital had been drinking hand sanitiser gel, an inquest into his death heard. Krzysztof Krz(...)

Satellite image of Junction 4 on the M1, where Patrick Hutchinson is believed to have entered the motorway before being fatally struck by a car. A sign indicating cyclists should not enter the motorway may have  been removed during road works at the time, his inquest heard. Photograph: Google Street View

An intoxicated cyclist was fatally injured when he cycled onto a motorway in error and was hit by a car, an inquest has heard. Patrick Hutchinson (50)(...)

The post-mortem   carried out  by pathologist Dr Muna Sabah identified that there were therapeutic levels of anti-depressant, sedative and painkiller medications in Fr Declan Doyle body at the time of death. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Catholic priest who was found hanging had given no indication he intended to take his own life, an inquest has heard. Fr Declan Doyle (61) was found(...)

Coroner Dr Brian Farrell said a  postmortem on the remains of Noel Sweeney (67), a father-of-two from Glenaulin Road in Palmerstown, Dublin, confirmed the presence of a malignant mesothelioma.  The tumour has a more than 90 per cent association with asbestos dust exposure, he said. File photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A CIÉ coach-builder who died of an asbestos-related cancer was exposed to the deadly dust while working on bus engines, an inquest heard.Noel Sweeney (...)

Vanessa Siatka who died following a hit-and-run in April.

The father of a girl who was killed in a hit-and-run incident gave evidence as the inquest into her death opened on what should have been her second b(...)

Bridget (Bridie) Berry cried “help me, help me” as neighbours rushed to her aid after a gas explosion at her flat in O’Rahilly House, Ringsend, Dublin 4 on January 15th last year. Image: Google Maps.

A 92-year-old woman screamed for help after fire flashed through her flat following a gas explosion, an inquest has heard.Bridget (Bridie) Berry cried(...)

Dublin Coroner’s Court heard the goods lift at Blu Bar in Tallaght had been deliberately modified to bypass safety measures preventing it operating when its doors were open. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lift engineers doing “nixers” carried out “ad hoc” repairs on a lift in a Dublin bar that claimed the life of a father of two, an inquest has heard.St(...)

A pensioner died after suffering severe burns when his clothes caught fire as he attempted to light a stove, an inquest has heard.Padraic Murray from (...)