Cyclist in taxi collision died of shock - inquest

A cyclist who died following a collision with a taxi in Dublin city centre died from hypovolemic shock, writes Louise Roseingrave.

Paul Hannon (40) a solicitor originally from Co Limerick and living in Castleknock, Co Dublin died on March 24 last.

Mr Hannon was involved in a collision with a car on Patrick Street, Dublin 8. He was knocked off his bike and suffered injuries to his head and upper body.

The taxi was driving outbound from the city at the time of the collision.

Mr Hannon’s brother Phillip Hannon attended the opening of an inquest into his death at Dublin Coroner’s Court.

Inspector John Holland of Kevin Street Garda Station applied for an adjournment of the inquest as Gardaí are waiting for a forensic collision report to into the incident.

Insp Holland said the report will complete the Garda file into the incident which will then be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP). Insp Holland sought a five month adjournment of proceedings to allow time for a decision from the DPP.

Mr Hannon died due to hypovolemic shock due to injuries sustained following a collision with a car, according to a post-mortem conducted by pathologist Dr Kevin O’Hare.

Phillip Hannon formally identified his brother to Garda Aisling McLaren of Kevin Street Garda Station at St James’s Hospital following his death on March 24 2017, the inquest heard.

Paul Hannon worked as a senior enforcement lawyer at the Central Bank of Ireland in Dublin.

He had previously worked in criminal law for a firm run by his brother Philip.

Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane adjourned the inquest under Section 25 of the Coroner’s Act for further mention on February 27 2018 and extended her condolences to the family.


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