Coroner Service

The Coroner Service is a network of Coroners located throughout the country.

The core function of the Coroner Service is to investigate sudden and unexplained deaths so that a death certificate can be issued. This is an important public service to the living and in particular to the next-of-kin and friends of the deceased.

The Coroner Service not only provides closure for those bereaved suddenly but also performs a wider public service by identifying matters of public interest that can have life and death consequences.

Information on COVID-19 related deaths.

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IHREC Information note: Information on the rights of families at inquests

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