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Tragic death of Clonroche woman

A lack of electrolytes due to an insufficient intake of food and fluids resulted in the death of a 27-year-old County Wexford woman. Wexford Coroner's Court heard that Geraldine Doyle, Ballybrennan, Clonroche, died at her home on June 13, 2014.

In a statement Sgt Jarlath Duffy said she was discovered in her bedroom on June 13, 2014 and was last seen alive 10 days before her death. Geraldine's father Brendan said his daughter was very independent minded, describing how she became reclusive in the months leading up to her death. He said in November 2013 his other daughter Roisin became very ill and he would travel daily up to be at her bedside in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.

During this period Geraldine left her house every day to walk into Enniscorthy in all kinds of weather. Her remains were found on June 13 by her family.

Pathologist Dr Nigam Shah said he performed an autopsy on Geraldine. He said multi organ failure was the most likely cause of death.

Wexford Coroner Dr Sean Nixon said Brendan Doyle showed incredible care fo his daughters. 'There is nothing to suggest any neglect from the family. Geraldine was a very forceful type of person. She may have had an underlying illness like depression but she never attended any doctor.'

He recorded a verdict of death by misadventure, expressing his sympathies to the Doyle family.

Wexford People