Eamon Macgowan

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Sam Smith was shot twice when he answered a knock on the door where he was living at Carroll Drive, Cranmore, Sligo, on December 30th, 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The mother of a 23-year-old Sligo man who was shot dead on his sister’s doorstep almost 11 years ago has appealed to the killer to give himself up. (...)

A witness told gardaí the deceased had pulled up in his van to admire a pitbull terrier before he was shot through the open window of his van. The shooting happened outside EJ’s Menswear on Grattan Street (above), Sligo, on April 28th, 2005.  File photograph: Google Street View

A man was shot dead in front of his girlfriend and baby son as he sat in a parked van in a busy shopping street in Sligo, an inquest has heard. Hughi(...)

Dominic Fallon, of Kiltrustran, Strokestown, Co Roscommon - who was admitted to Sligo University Hospital the day after a catheterisation  procedure - died there 90 days later, coroner Eamon MacGowan heard.  File photograph: Getty Images

A 79-year-old man died “after three months of torture” following a day procedure to have a catheter inserted at University College Hospital Galway, hi(...)

A woman who expressed suicidal thoughts, and was twice admitted to a psychiatric unit at Lettekenny General Hospital (pictured), died by drowning hours after she was allowed leave the hospital, an inquest has heard. Photograph: Google Streetview.

The family of a woman died by suicide after being allowed to leave the psychiatric unit of Letterkenny General Hospital, said she had been failed by (...)

The jury returned a unanimous verdict of unlawful killing in the case of Brandon Skeffington and a majority verdict of suicide “as a result of unsound mind” in the case of his brother Shane Michael. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An inquest into the deaths of two brothers who died following an incident at their family home has heard one had been admitted to a psychiatric facil(...)

Coroner Eamonn MacGowan, who returned a verdict of death by medical misadventure, criticised the lack of a call bell system in the hospital as well as the length of time it took to summon a doctor

An 86-year-old woman who died following a fall at St John’s Hospital in Sligo had been told to summon nurses by banging a glass or her fist against th(...)

Sean Rowlette arriving at Sligo Court for the inquest into the death of his wife Sally Rowlette. Photograph: James Connolly

A jury has returned a verdict of death by medical misadventure in the case of Sally Rowlette who died in Sligo Regional Hospital on February 5th last (...)

Dhara Kivlehan (left), who lived with her husband Michael (right) in Dromahair, Co Leitrim, died in the Royal Victoria hospital, Belfast, in September 2010, a week after giving birth at  Sligo Regional Hospital.

An obstetric registrar at Sligo Regional Hospital found that Dhara Kivlehan was in acute renal failure on September 22nd, 2010, six days before her de(...)

The hearing was moved to the Republic amid concerns that medics from Sligo could not be compelled north of the Border.

A coroner has bowed to pressure and offered to almost treble the number of witnesses for an inquest into the death of a woman who died days after givi(...)

India-born Dhara Kivlehan (left, with husband Michael Kivlehan), was 29 when she died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast after being transferred by helicopter from Sligo. She had developed HELLP, a severe form of pre-eclampsia.

The husband of young woman who died in September 2010 eight days after giving birth at Sligo Regional Hospital today interrupted an inquest into her d(...)