Press Release

Presentation of Dr Deirdre Madden’s report on Post Mortem Practice and Procedures

On 3 May last Dr Deirdre Madden, a distinguished expert on medical law and ethics, was appointed by Government to provide the Tánaiste with a report on key issues relating to post mortem practice and procedures by 21 December, 2005. Government agreed the Terms of Reference for Dr Madden’s work on 13 July.

Dr Madden presented her Report to the Tánaiste. The Tánaiste will examine the Report and is also sending it to the Attorney General in order to ensure that natural justice and other legal requirements have been complied with. She intends to present the Report to Government and to have it published early in the New Year.