Who are Coroners?

Coroners are either qualified doctors or lawyers. They are independent officeholders appointed by the local authority. Their job is to look into the circumstances of a sudden, unexplained, violent or unnatural death. This may require a post mortem examination, sometimes followed by an inquest. Through their investigation, a Coroner will decide whether a death was due to natural or unnatural causes. If a death may be due to unnatural causes, than an inquest must be held by law.

You can find the name and contact details of Coroners in the State including your local Coroner at www.justice.ie or in the Coroner Contact Details section of this site. 

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