Ryan's death not being treated as suspicious


INVESTIGATION:GARDAÍ ARE not treating Gerry Ryan’s death as a criminal matter. However, a postmortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death and an inquest will be held.

It is believed that Mr Ryan phoned RTÉ on Thursday night to say he would not be in work to do his radio programme yesterday morning. It is unclear if he was feeling ill or had made other plans.

Mr Ryan’s partner, who did not live with him, became concerned when she did not hear him on the radio yesterday morning and was unable to contact him by phone.

She called to his apartment on Leeson Street Upper, Dublin 4, and, with the help of a builder working nearby, managed to break the lock on the hall door and went in at 12.30pm.

Garda sources said Mr Ryan was found by his partner on the floor of his bedroom beside his bed.There were no visible injuries on his body and no signs of a break-in or any disturbance at the apartment. The emergency services, including gardaí, were alerted. The property was sealed off and an examination was carried out by gardaí to check for anything suspicious. Nothing was found.

There was a heavy media presence outside Ryan’s apartment after news broke of his death. A doctor arrived at about 3pm and left within 20 minutes. The remains were later removed.