Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (267)

Gerry Adams

Question:

267. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when a family (details supplied) in County Louth can expect the post-mortem report following the sudden death of a person. [49836/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy will appreciate that, as Minister for Justice and Equality, I have no role in the directing of post-mortem examinations by a coroner, who is independent in the conduct of their functions.

The Deputy may be aware that final post-mortem examinations reports can take a number of months to prepare depending on the circumstances of the death.

In the particular case raised by the Deputy, in order to be of assistance, my officials contacted the Coroner who has indicated that he hopes to receive the post-mortem report shortly and will, no doubt, be in contact with the next of kin thereafter.