Sunday 22 April 2018

Man (75) shot himself in pub, inquest told

A MAN shot himself in a pub toilet, an inquest heard yesterday.

Eamon McKenna (75), from Elm Road, Donnycarney, Dublin 9, died instantly at The Palace Bar on Fleet Street on December 8 last year after shooting himself in the head.

His nephew Jim McKenna told Dublin Coroner's Court that his uncle had called him that morning, saying he was "going away". He did not have a history of depression.

Palace Bar owner Liam Aherne said that, after hearing a bang, he discovered Mr McKenna slumped in a toilet cubicle with a revolver in his lap.

A note indicating his intention to take his life was later found at his home. A verdict of death by suicide was recorded.

Irish Independent

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