Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Department of Justice and Equality
340. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if inquests will take place into the deaths of those that died of Covid-19 in nursing homes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13707/20]
I would like to express my deepest condolences to all of those who have lost loved ones during the current pandemic.
Deaths which have occurred due to COVID-19 infection are due to natural causes. While decisions on the necessity to carry out an inquest into any death are at the discretion of the Coroner, inquests are not carried out into deaths due to natural causes.