The family of a 92-year-old church sacristan who died after an accident on a pedestrian crossing say they hope he can rest in peace after a raft of safety recommendations were made at an inquest yesterday.
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019
The Irish Prison Service has been urged to keep its nursing committal forms under constant review after an inquest returned a verdict of suicide in the case of a man who took his own life less than four hours after being committed to Cork Prison.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2019
Prison staff have been disciplined after CCTV disproved records that an inmate in Cork Prison was checked every 15 minutes in the hours before he was found dead in his cell.
Thu, 11 Apr, 2019
Access to a cath lab would not have saved a farmer whose death during a hospital transfer following a complication of a “silent heart attack” sparked outrage over cardiac services in the South-East, it has emerged.
Thu, 19 Apr, 2018
The sister of a teenage boy who died after taking the synthetic "N-Bomb" drug is so frustrated at the lack of awareness programmes in schools that she is voluntarily setting up her own intensive drugs education cycles at post-primary level.
Fri, 06 Apr, 2018
The parents of a little boy who was killed in a hit-and-run accident have called for tighter driving licence controls after it emerged the motorist’s licence was renewed after he had suffered two significant brain injuries which left him with the mentality of a child.
Fri, 06 Oct, 2017
The partner of a man who died from a brain hemorrhage after he was sent home from hospital three times after complaining of headaches has launched a High Court challenge aimed at quashing the result of his inquest.
Tue, 04 Jul, 2017
The distraught parents of a 20-year-old student who died suddenly and inexplicably last month in an emergency department (ED) within 12 hours of presenting for treatment have been unable to get any answers from the hospital as to what went wrong.
Sun, 28 May, 2017
A motorcyclist and a sportscar were involved in a high-speed race on a busy dual carriageway, with both vehicles weaving between traffic, just seconds before the biker was killed in a crash, witnesses have told an inquest.
Fri, 26 May, 2017
A jury has returned a verdict of accidental death after an inquest heard how an experienced cyclist, who raised thousands of euro for Cork charities, struck a parked jeep after its driver pulled into the hard shoulder of a dual carriageway to ask him for directions.
Fri, 26 May, 2017
A husband thought he was doing the right thing by rushing his beloved wife back to Cork University Hospital’s (CUH) mental health unit after she overdosed. He thought the unit’s medical staff, who had been caring for her earlier, could organise the urgent care she so desperately needed.
Fri, 24 Mar, 2017
A bloodied, naked teenager danced obliviously on a broken mirror on the street. A young girl experiencing her “best ever hallucinogenic” trip danced naked; another girl described watching a young man running around screaming in people’s faces — and a young man died from brain damage following cardiac arrest.
Fri, 24 Feb, 2017