Investigation after father-of-three found dead at his Cork home

Postmortem on 57-year-old is expected to take place at Cork University Hospital

Gardaí requested the services of the State Pathologist’s Office as a precautionary measure and the man’s body was removed to Cork University Hospital at around 10.15am on Tuesday for post-mortem.

Gardaí requested the services of the State Pathologist’s Office as a precautionary measure and the man’s body was removed to Cork University Hospital at around 10.15am on Tuesday for post-mortem.

 

Gardaí investigating the death of a 57-year-old man in Cork city have said that the course of their investigation will be determined by the results of a post-mortem due to be held on Wednesday.

The married father of three died after he collapsed near the top of the stairs at his two-storey terraced house on Avenue de Rennes in Mahon on Cork’s southside shortly before midnight on Monday.

His wife contacted the emergency services and paramedics attended, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene by a local doctor and gardaí cordoned off the house as a precautionary measure.

It is understood that the man had suffered bruising to his body and gardaí were informed that he had fallen a number of times over the weekend when he became intoxicated.

Gardaí requested the services of the State Pathologist’s Office as a precautionary measure and the man’s body was removed to Cork University Hospital at around 10.15am on Tuesday for post-mortem.

Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster is due to carry out a post-mortem on the man’s remains at Cork University Hospital on Wednesday morning with the results are expected on Wednesday afternoon.

Gardaí are hoping that the post-mortem examination injury will clarify whether the bruising on the man’s body is consistent with a series of falls or whether he may have been the victim of an assault.

They are also hoping that the post-mortem by Dr Bolster will indicate the exact cause of the man’s death.