Jury at coroner’s inquest returned a verdict of accidental death in accordance with the medical evidence

A verdict of accidental death has been returned at an inquest into the death of a Kerry farmer who died while adjusting shuttering on the wall of a f(...)

Coroner for South Kerry Terence Casey said: “I have been speaking openly for the last couple of years about suicide, trying to bring it home to people it’s not something to be hidden - it’s to be talked about to try to reduce the number of deaths by suicide.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The coroner for South Kerry, Terence Casey, has criticised plans to exclude the cause of death from new death certificates. Mr Casey who has been outs(...)

Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margo Bolster said the cause of death of a woman found in a house in Kenmare, Co Kerry, could not be determined but there were no signs of trauma. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

A woman was dead for up to four months in a house in Kenmare, Co Kerry, before anyone(...)

A very overweight and ill woman clad only in a nightdress was left out in torrential rain for two hours while ambulance crew waited for the back-up th(...)

In foreground, Ciaran Austin of Console , Minister of State Kathleen Lynch and Michael Fitzgerald of HSE South at the launch of Kerry Suicide Response Plan. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A close observation unit, community training and practical services are being put in place in response to Kerry’s suicide problem.Suicide rates have s(...)

Donal Walsh (16) from Blennerville, Tralee, who is dying from cancer and who has asked his peers to think twice before taking their lives

A coroner yesterday made an emotional plea at the end of his court after all but one of the inquests into deaths in south Kerry were found to b(...)

Joan Freeman of Pieta House said the rate of suicide was being under-reported across the country with drownings and single car crashes that may have been suicides excluded. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rural isolation and recession are among the factors that may have contributed to the deaths by suicide of five men recorded by South Kerry Coro(...)