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A post-mortem on the remains of Dolores O'Riordan is due to take place tomorrow (Thursday 18), a UK coroner's office has confirmed.

The Cranberries singer, 46, passed away suddenly in London on Monday.

Details surrounding her death have not yet been released, though spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police in London has yesterday said that the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A statement released after her death read: "Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today."

"She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries, was in London for a short recording session."

"No further details are available at this time."

According to The Irish Mirror, preliminary result into the cause of death are expected to be released after the post-morten has been carried out.

Dolores' body will then be flown back to Ireland for her funeral, which will likely take place in her native Limerick early next week.

She is survived by her three children, Taylor Baxter Burton, Molly Leigh Burton and Dakota Rain Burton.



Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body of a woman at her home on Rathmines Avenue, Dublin 6.

The woman is believed to be aged in her 40s.

The discovery was made shortly on St Stephen's Day around noon.

he Office of the State Pathologist have been notified and the body remains at the scene which is currently preserved.

The results of a  post-mortem examination are expected to be known today.

The findings  will determine the course of a Garda investigation.

We will bring you more on this story nas we have it. 



A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out today after a woman's body was discovered in Dublin.

The remains were found in some shrubbery in Coolmine Woods yesterday afternoon.

The death is being treated as suspicious and the remains have been there for an extended period of time. 

The remains were found during  a search for missing woman Linda Christian.

Linda Christian has been missing for over three weeks. 

The body has yet to be formally identified. 

Flowers were laid at Coolmine Woods last night. 


Following a post-mortem examination at Cork University Hospital, a number of packages have been recovered from the stomach of a young man who died on board an Aer Lingus plane.

The 24-year-old Brazilian national, whom independent.ie has named as John Santos Gurjao, fell ill on Lisbon-Dublin flight EI 485.

He reportedly became “extremely violent” – even biting a fellow passenger who attempted to restrain him – before falling unconscious and dying.

The packages have now been sent for forensic analysis. RTÉ News reports that at least one of them was ruptured. They are believed to have contained cocaine totaling around 800g in weight and worth €55,000 on the street.

A Garda spokesman confirmed late last night: “The post-mortem has taken place. A number of packages have been recovered and have been forwarded for forensic examination. The toxicology results are awaited.”

The flight was diverted to Cork with the pilots citing a “medical emergency,” and requesting permission to make an unscheduled landing.

This morning, gardaí continue to question a 44-year old Portuguese woman who was also on the same flight. It is believed that 2kg of a powdered substance has already been recovered from her luggage.

RTÉ says she has been living in Dublin for several years and is involved in a number of businesses, including offering herself as a consultant to non-EU residents seeking visas to work and study in Ireland.

The post mortem was conducted by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster, who has now also ordered further toxicology tests.

In an astonishingly account, John Leonard, who was also on the same plane, has yesterday told Cork's 96fm that the Brazilian man was "on the ground shaking violently" prior to his death.

He went on to explain: "The noise he was making was like something I have never heard before. 

"It's not something you'd hear everyday. It was like deep anguish is the best way I could describe it, very, very troubled.

"Not screaming in a sense, you know if you'd hurt yourself or something, just very guttural, from deep within him."

Mr Leonard furthermore said that it was a "very violent end". He stated: "To die that way in the back of an aeroplane, it's not right. It was not very pleasant at all."



A post-mortem examination into the death of Peaches Geldof has proved inconclusive pending the results of toxicology tests.

The mum-of-two was found dead at her home in Kent in south east England on Monday.

Police have said her death is being treated as a “non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death”.

Kent Police said officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances around the 25-year-old’s death and a toxicology report could take several weeks.

Peaches was a young girl when her mum Paula Yates died tragically from an overdose in 2000.

She was married to musician Thomas Cohen and they had two sons, Astala, who is almost two, and 11-month-old Phaedra.

Fifi Geldof paid tribute to her younger sister in a message on her Instagram account yesterday which read, “My beautiful baby sister . . . Gone but never forgotten. I love you, Peaches x.”

The note was alongside a picture of the two sisters pulling faces in a garden when they were young girls.