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 (...)

Leaving Cert student Joseph Connaughton-Kavanagh (17) was found dead in Markievicz Park in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 on  January 6th. He had apparently taken his own life.

A teenager found dead in a Dublin park last year had received text messages threatening his family and himself over a drug debt, an inquest has heard.(...)

Catherine Conneely,  mother of the late  Ronan Conneely (above), told his inquest he was “a very sociable, happy young lad. He was very kind, loyal and had loads of friends. We talk about him half the day, nearly every day. He was just a great son really.”

A student was fatally injured when he fell down a metre-high drop in a dark car park after attending a college ball, an inquest has heard.Ronan Connee(...)

The inquest heard father of four Dariusz Skalski came to Ireland in October 2004 to earn money to finish off his family home in Poland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Polish man fatally injured when he fell into the basement outside a Dublin city centre hostel minutes after he was involved in an “altercation” c(...)

Dublin Coroner’s Court heard the car that fatally struck Caroline Watkins in May 2014  was travelling over the speed limit, no brakes were applied and it continued on without slowing down following the impact. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A woman struck in a hit-and-run incident was flung 9ft into the air as her shocked partner looked on helplessly, an inquest heard.Caroline Watkins (40(...)

Dublin Coroner’s Court heard Fr Seamus Giles’s death was the result of internal bleeding most likely caused by perforation of his internal jugular vein during a central line insertion. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A hospital consultant has said he may have made an error in not carrying out a procedure in a case in which a priest died from complications linked(...)

The coroner was moved to cautionary language after delivering a verdict in the case of Andrew Myers who was found hanging in a garden shed at the rear of his home. Photograph: The Irish Times

A coroner has warned people engaging in auto-erotic asphyxiation that the practice is “fraught” with danger and can cause instantaneous death.Dublin c(...)

The inquest heard Catherine Doyle (85) was last seen five days prior to the discovery of her body at her bedsit apartment at Verschoyle Court, a Dublin City Council-run complex providing sheltered accommodation. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The nephew of a woman who died of hypothermia told her inquest the experience of identifying her body in a portacabin at Dublin City Mortuary was “hor(...)

The court heard that St James’s Hospital now automatically screens post-transplant patients for CMV regardless of whether they have had it before or not. Photograph: The Irish Times

A bone marrow transplant patient died from a virus after a “transcription error” resulted in St James’s Hospital failing to monitor her for it, an inq(...)