In delivering his verdict coroner Dr Brian Farrell said there were a number of items at the scene  that could link the death to auto-erotic asphyxiation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A coroner returned an open verdict at the inquest of a 57-year-old man due to the “strong possibility” he died from auto-erotic asphyxiation. Anthony (...)

The Grand Canal near Portobello bridge in Dublin. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A coroner has queried the safety of a low wall along Dublin’s Grand Canal following the drowning of a 55-year-old woman. The wall, which the inquest (...)

A landlord who had suffered a painful ear injury while burning rubbish left by his tenants died from self-inflicted wounds, an inquest heard. Dublin (...)

Mr Cummins is believed to have downed a pint of whiskey in a Nek Nomination challenge

The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed for no prosecution in relation to the death of a DJ whose death was linked to the dangerous drinki(...)

X-rays performed on Patrick O’Brien,  a father of six from Hazelwood, Bray, Co Wicklow, showed several large discs “like Silvermints” after he was admitted to hospital in April 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Doctors initially concerned about a number of “foreign objects” in the stomach of a man with pneumonia found they were merely unchewed tablets, an inq(...)

A man who feared the Euro currency changeover would impact his finances took his own life, an inquest has heard

A man who feared the Euro currency changeover would impact his finances took his own life, an inquest has heard. Petras Martinkenas (39) from Lithuani(...)

A pensioner found dead in his sitting room had sustained 90 per cent burns to his body, an inquest heard. Christopher (Willie) Horrigan (72) of Griffi(...)

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(...)