WATCH: Reform of National Coroner Service

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In 2000, a full comprehensive review was published by the Department of Justice, which recommended radical reform. Recent research by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has shown this reform simply has not happened. The system is under-resourced, regionally disjointed and, ultimately, ill-equipped to provide the justice and compassion needed by many bereaved families who find themselves using the service. The ultimate consequence is a failure to vindicate the rights of bereaved families. We have a report from 2000 calling for radical reform. When will the report be introduced?