HC Deb 15 August 1889 vol 339 c1329
MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that Dr. M'Grath, coroner for County Tyrone, refused to hold an inquest on the body of a woman named Murphy, who died suddenly at Caledon on 12th July last, and under what circumstances the refusal was made?


I am informed that the coroner expressed himself as satisfied that the death was due to natural causes and that no inquest was necessary. As I understand, the police did not consider that there was the slightest suspicion of foul play, although under the circumstances of the death they were anxious that an inquest should be held.