Gardaí in Cork are to prepare a file for the Coroner's Court following the deaths of two men from suspected drugs overdoses after attending a party on Christmas Eve.
The men are believed to have consumed a cocktail of illegal and prescription drugs including heroin, methadone and the tranquilliser Xanax.
Emergency services were called to a flat in a house at Rockgrove Terrace on the Lower Glanmire Road, Cork, on Christmas Day after 33-year-old John Foley failed to wake up. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a local GP
Another man, named locally as 32-year-old John O'Donoghue, took ill in another flat in the house later on Christmas Day.
He was brought by ambulance to Cork University Hospital, where he died at about 2.45am yesterday.
Both men were in a group of more than 10 people who attended a party at a number of flats in the house on Christmas Eve that continued into Christmas morning.