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Body in home 'for two weeks'

A WOMAN's body was found on her bedroom floor after her concerned neighbours who had not seen her for a few weeks entered her home.

Marie Delaney, who was 60 years old, had not been seen by neighbours in south Dublin for over two weeks. The post mistress had also expressed concern after she did not collect her allowances.

Dublin Coroner's Court heard Ms Delaney's body was found on the floor of her bedroom at Le Brett Terrace in Rathfarnham on August 1 last year. It is believed she had been dead for over two weeks.

Dublin coroner Dr Brian Farrell recorded an open verdict. Dr Farrell said Ms Delaney's death, who was single and lived alone, was not suspicious nor was there any evidence of suicide.



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