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 (...)

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(...)