The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice has launched the Committee’s Report on An Examination of the Operation of the Coroner’s Service. David O’Malley, Joint Managing Partner and Roger Murray SC, Partner were invited to the launch by the committee. As joint authors of the book “Medical Inquests”, they were previously invited, together with co-author Doireann O’Mahony BL, to make submissions to the committee on the running of the Coronial service. They were also asked to appear as witnesses in front of the committee last year.

In reaching out to stakeholders to gain diverse perspectives on the operation of the Coroner’s Service, the written submissions and witnesses provided the Committee with an insight into several areas where they deemed it was most important to make improvements.

Among the key areas identified include the structure and resourcing of the Coroner’s Service; the selection of a jury for a coroner’s inquest; and the follow-up and implementation of recommendations stemming from a coroner’s inquest.

The Committee has made several recommendations for these areas and a copy of this report and recommendations will be sent to the Minister for Justice. The full report, including the submissions make by Partners at Callan Tansey Solicitors LLP is available to download free of charge here.