Sunday 17 December 2017

Eammon hadn't been seen for a number of weeks

The inquest of a Bridgetown man was adjourned until Thursday at last week's sitting of Wexford Coroner's Court.

Eamonn O'Connor (55), of 95, Hazelwood, Bridgetown died at his home in March 2015.

Garda Ann Marie Doyle said that she was contacted by Nigel Sinnott of 2, St David's Well, Bridgetown on March 27 to say he hadn't seen his uncle Eamonn O'Connor in a number of weeks. He had called to his home at 2.20 p.m. and had received no answer.

On looking in the patio door he saw his uncle lying on the couch.

Pathologist Dr Fergus McSweeney said Mr O'Connor had been dead for some time by the time he was found. He said there was no evidence of trauma or assault. He said Mr O'Connor had some signs of emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

He said the toxicology results showed he had a blood alcohol level of 349mg which was in the toxic or lethal range.

Dr McSweeney said cause of death was alcohol intoxication exacerbated by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

The inquest into his death was then adjourned until Thursday.

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