Sunday 8 December 2019

Dublin coroner to retire after 12 years in post

Georgina O'Halloran

THE Dublin County Coroner is to retire next month after 12 years at the head of one of the busiest coroner's districts in the country.

Dr Kieran Geraghty, who is originally from Gorey, Co Wexford, has held the position of coroner for the County of Dublin since 1999, when he took over from Dr Bartley Sheehan.

He was the deputy coroner for the County of Dublin for 25 years prior to that.

He also works as a general practitioner.

Under the Coroner's Act 1962, a coroner is obliged to retire at the age of 70.

The outspoken Dr Geraghty may well hold the distinction of being the last Dublin County Coroner.

Legislation to amalgamate the Dublin city and county coroner's districts into one district is currently before the Oireachtas.

The Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2011 is before the Dail on Thursday and will go to the Seanad next week.

Irish Independent

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