John Harbison

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Shane Tuohey

The death of a man in disputed circumstances 14 years ago is to be investigated by a new statutory inquiry, the Department of Justice has said. The i(...)

Fr Niall Molloy, who died in July 1985: the State Pathologist said the primary cause of death was head injuries, but confirmed that he had a diseased heart and his cardiac condition could have contributed to his death

The family of the late Fr Niall Molloy are “as committed as ever” to resolve the circumstances surrounding his death. His nephew, Bill Maher says th(...)

Stella Nolan holds a photograph of her and her sister murder victim Sylvia Shiels, taken in the early 1960s at the horse show in the RDS. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The contrast could not have been starker. Two brutal murder trials, running almost in parallel in the Central Criminal Court in Dublin, attracted very(...)

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts earlier this month. Photograph: Collins.

1991: English journalist, Ian Bailey moves to Ireland and settles in West Cork where he meets Welsh artist, Jules Thomas and sets up home with her an(...)

Mark Nash who is accused of murdering Sylvia Shields (60) and Mary Callanan (61) between March 6th and March 7th, 1997.

A forensic scientist told a murder trial jury she found no traces of blood stains on a jacket worn by a man accused of murdering two women 18 years ag(...)

Retired Garda  detective inspector Michael Kelleher  leaving the Four Courts  after giving evidence in the High Court action for damages by Ian Bailey.  Photograph: Courts Collins

A retired Garda detective inspector has denied that gardaí made no effort to verify the truth of Ian Bailey’s account of various matters, including h(...)

Former State pathologist John Harbison had reportedly never seen wounds like those suffered by Sylvia Shields and Mary Callanan, who were found dead in Grangegorman in 1997. Photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

Retired State pathologist John Harbison reported that injuries to women found dead in Grangegorman in 1997 were “outside” his experience in 26 years,(...)

Dr Khalid Jaber: his full input into future cases and trials for which he conducted postmortems in the past will be vital to the justice process. Photograph: Collins Courts

The last time there was such a high-profile departure from the Office of the State Pathologist, it was Prof John Harbison stepping aside. Having been (...)

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