Inquest-row High Court action adjourned

A High Court action aimed at halting the inquest into the death of a young woman after she was found hanging from a door in her home has been adjourned to October.

A High Court action aimed at halting the inquest into the death of a young woman after she was found hanging from a door in her home has been adjourned to October.

The woman was found less than an hour after an argument was allegedly overheard in her home .

The grounds for the High Court action are that the Dublin County Coroner is allegedly failing to conduct the inquest with an open mind.

Martha Martin, Old County Road, Crumlin, claimed Dublin County Coroner Dr Kieran Geraghty has "closed his mind" as to suicide being the cause of the death of her daughter Pamela Martin (aged 23), a mother of three, in 2004.

Mrs Martin claims there were suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, there was no proper garda investigation and the scene was not forensically examined until 22 days later.

Mrs Martin claims the manner of Pamela's alleged suicide makes no sense and she also alleges a history of violence against her daughter by her daughter's partner, Michael Fagan. She further claims that Pamela was badly beaten before her death.

Mrs Martin is seeking orders and declarations from the court including that the conduct of the inquest breaches her constitutional rights.

Dr Geraghty denies the claims and has denied that he has prejudged or formed a view on the outcome of the inquest.

Today, on what was the second day of the hearing, Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy adjourned the case to early October in order to allow counsel for Mrs Martin Alan Toal Bl submit additional evidence by way of affidavit.

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