Robert Christie’s ‘tragic death brings to the fore again the risks associated with slurry tanks’, said coroner Suzanne Anderson. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

A coroner delivered a stark warning of the dangers of mixing slurry after he presided over the inquest for an eight-year-old schoolboy who died from i(...)

A rare golden fish believed by experts to be  part of an ornate 7th century belt buckle, which  was discovered by Barry Shannon on his aunt’s farm in Ballyalton near Downpatrick last year. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

A fisherman who turned his hand to treasure hunting landed a rare golden fish on one of his first forays with a metal detector.An inquest to determine(...)

David Taylor from Kircubbin, Co Down, with the rare Viking silver ring he discovered on his brother in-law’s farm outside a special treasure trove inquest hearing at Belfast coroner’s court. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Northern Irish man who ignored his wife’s request to bin a dirty piece of metal he found in a field has been toasting his instincts after it was dec(...)

Ben Robinson: 
a schoolboy rugby player who has become the
first person in Northern Ireland to die from second impact syndrome, a coroner has ruled. Photograph: PA

Medical experts have said higher standards of safeguarding against concussion in rugby must be adopted following the death of a teenage player. Benjam(...)