A man’s body has been left to a recycling bin in the centre of Dublin’s north-west in a “horrible tragic tragedy”.
The body of a man who died of an asthma attack in the early hours of Saturday morning has been taken to a local crematorium, where it is expected to be cremated.
The man’s wife had asked the funeral director to dispose of the body in a bin, and was told to send it back to the house, according to gardaí.
The couple had left the house at 3am, but did not return to it until about 2.30pm, when they realised they were no longer able to get in touch with their son, a garda said.
Gardaí are investigating whether the man’s family were aware of his death and whether they knew where his body was.
The incident comes just weeks after the funeral of a young Irish man who was killed by an electric shock while working in an industrial plant.
Gardai have previously said that they do not believe there was any risk to the public, but have warned that the incident highlights the need for people to understand the dangers of the disposal of corpses.
Geraldine Fitzgerald, the head of the funeral service, said the man had been diagnosed with asthma.
“We do not know if this is an isolated case or whether he has had similar symptoms in the past,” she said.
“This was a very complex case and we were able to collect the information we needed in order to identify this individual and bring him home to his family.”
The funeral director will be taking care of the burial arrangements in the family’s will and will be making sure that his funeral arrangements are as they were when he died.
“Garry O’Brien, the funeral directors’ union president, said that the man should have known he would have to return to his home in County Cork after working for years in an industry which has a “disastrous” history.”
I think the funeral home has a huge responsibility in this particular case.
It’s the same as if someone had died in a car accident or a house fire.
It is a tragedy that a person died on the job,” he said.
Mr O’Brian said that, if he had known, the man would not have been asked to send the body back.”
Mr Fitzgerald said that while cremation is not normally considered a good practice, there is no reason why the man could not have gone back to his wife’s home in Dublin, which is close to the funeral parlour where the body was found.””
It’s just an awful tragedy.”
Mr Fitzgerald said that while cremation is not normally considered a good practice, there is no reason why the man could not have gone back to his wife’s home in Dublin, which is close to the funeral parlour where the body was found.
“It’s really important that people know how important this is to them.
It has been done in this country since the 1850s,” she added.
The funeral home’s director said he had asked garda’s to investigate whether anyone else might have died as a result of an electrical shock.
“If anyone else has had an electrical injury to the body, then we would ask them to come forward,” he added.
“And if anyone else had a cardiac injury, then they would ask us to look at that as well.”