A retired Kerry-based consultant/obstetrician has been appointed as the deputy coroner for Cork City.
Dr Mary McCaffrey was appointed to the role, where she will serve alongside current coroner Philip Comyn.
She began working as a consultant at University Hospital Kerry in 1998, but retired from the role earlier this year.
She opened the Scotia Clinic in Tralee in 2002 and currently holds the position of Medical Director.
Figures from the Department of Justice show there was an almost 35% increase in the number of deaths reported and handled by Cork City’s coroners office, compared with 2019.
Dr McCaffrey’s appointment comes as three temporary coroners have also been appointed in Dublin.