Wednesday 28 September 2016

Coroner intends to register unborn baby Mollie's death as ‘still-born’ rather than as a victim of a road traffic accident

Graham Clifford, in Clonmel

Published 25/01/2016 | 14:20

Pat Enright and Mary Walsh: married last year
Pat Enright and Mary Walsh: married last year

A coroner in Clonmel said this morning that he intends to register the death of a 34-week-old fetus as a ‘still-born’ rather than as a victim of a road traffic accident (RTA) as her family has called for.

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Mollie Enright died when a car driven by a 17-year-old student from Cork City collided with the vehicle her mother was driving on March 26th, 2012 on the road between Bansha and Cahir in Tipperary.

Mary Enright, Mollie’s mother, died at the scene as did the driver of the other car Robert Stoker from Monkstown in Co Cork.

Clonmel court corner said Mollie Enright and her family had been denied their constitutional rights by having to wait so long without a death certificate.

However David Walsh from Dungarvan, Mary’s father and Mollie’s grandfather, said he was hugely disappointed with the cornoer’s opening statement in the case and said that if he decides to register the death as ‘still born’ he will have failed his granddaughter and every unborn child in the state.

The case continues.

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