A 21-year-old man who fell ill hours after attending the Swedish House Mafia concert died from the combined toxic effects of cocaine and ecstasy.
Shane Brophy became ill after collapsing at a house in Lucan and he died some five hours after attending the gig in the Phoenix Park last July.
The inquest into his death was opened and adjourned at the Dublin Coroners’ court today.
Inspector John Bourke of Blancharstown Garda Station sought an adjournment of the inquest.
He said that the Garda investigation is at “a pretty advanced stage at the moment”.
He said that there are still inquiries to be done, and people to be interviewed.
A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, he told the coroner.
The deceased’s brother Adrian said he identified the body of Shane, from the Swan Fairymount, Crettyard, Laois, on July 8 last year at Connolly Hospital in Blancharstown.
Garda Connor Mallon of Blancharstown Garda Station said he identified the body to pathology staff.
Cornoer Dr Brian Farrell said the post-mortem was carried out by Dr Muna Sabah a consultant pathologist on July 9, the following day.
He told members of the Brophy family that “the toxicology report on Shane has indicated that he used cocaine and an ecstasy type drug MDMA.
He said that there was also lignocaine in his system.
The court heard attempts had been made to resuscitate Shane at the accident and emergency department.
Dr Farrell said “lignocaine is a heart drug and it is used during resuscitation”
However cocaine in Dublin is cut with it also.
Dr Farrell said this matter will be addressed in the full inquest.
The cause of death given was the toxic effects of a combination of cocaine and ecstasy.
He said that he can’t go into any more detail at this point as the Gardai are investigating.
Mrs Carmel Brophy, Shane’s mother, asked what levels were found in his system.
Dr Farrell said that there was evidence of a significant level of both drugs.
However, he said that toxicity is not dose related for ecstasy and cocaine.
The inquest was adjourned today until a date in August.
In a separate incident which occurred at the Swedish House Mafia concert a 20-year-old Clonsilla man took ill and died later in hospital from a suspected drugs overdose.
In addition there were a number stabbing incidents at the concert by the electronic dance act.
Shane’s parents Liam and Carmel were at the coroners’ court today along with other family members.
He is survived by this sisters Linda, Sarah and Rebecca and brothers Liam, Adrian, George and Ronan.