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(...)

Dingle marine biologist Kevin Flannery examines the Bearcat fish which resides in the Artic region. Mr Flannery has been awarded with an honorary MSc from UCC for his work on Irish marine life. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

He is more often seen holding some bug-eyed denizen of the deep, but on Thursday Kevin Flannery exchanged the pier-side for academia to accept an hono(...)

Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard how Michael Reynolds (73) was fatally injured when he tripped over a 10-inch kerb on unprotected roadworks and fractured his spine. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A pensioner was fatally injured when he tripped over a 10-inch kerb on unprotected roadworks and fractured his spine, an inquest has heard.Michael Rey(...)

The father of a man who took his own life told an inquest he believes his son died because he was not “happy about how he was being treated by the Sta(...)

Coroner Dr Brian Farrell told William Manning’s family his burns were “quite severe”

A 99-year-old man died after suffering fatal burns when he was scalded after falling into a bath, an inquest has heard.William Manning from Proleek, R(...)

The Coroner’s Court has heard that it is ‘overwhelmingly’ probable that the severe head injuries sustained by farmer John Meehan (74) were the result of being struck by a horse. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Co Sligo farmer who was found collapsed on the side of the road was probably struck by one of his own horses, an inquest has heard.Gardaí­ were init(...)

A pensioner who died after she was struck by a Garda car suffered “head and chest trauma” in the incident, Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard.

GARETH NAUGHTONA pensioner who died after she was struck by a Garda car suffered “head and chest trauma” in the incident, Dublin Coroner’s Court has h(...)

Two-year-old Hassan Khan died as a result of ‘multiple penetrating wounds’ to his neck, Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard.

Two-year-old Hassan Khan died as a result of “multiple penetrating wounds” to his neck, Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard.The toddler was found dead in(...)