Skip to comments.Son 'fled through Ulster with corpse'
Posted on 11/05/2010 3:11:02 PM PDT by devane617
The body of an elderly woman that was taken from a plane in Gatwick Airport and unofficially driven to Co Kerry by her son for burial is thought to be back in the UK.
Gardai believe the woman's body may have been driven to the UK via Northern Ireland by her son after he was warned by a coroner that if he did not bury the body it would be confiscated and put in cold storage at his expense.
The matter came to light when Kerry Coroner Terence Casey was contacted by the gardai after the landlord of a rented house in Kenmare reported there was a dead body lying in repose there.
"The man had contacted his landlord saying he would have to break the terms of his lease because his mother had taken ill in Malta," Mr Casey told the Irish Independent. "When the landlord called to the house to clean it, he met the man who told him his mother was lying in repose upstairs if he wanted to pay his respects."
The landlord then notified the gardai that there was a dead body in the house. Gardai contacted the coroner, who served a notice on him on October 25 that if he did not bury his mother the body would be confiscated and put in cold storage art his expense.
When gardai called to the house a number of days later to see if the man had complied with the coroner's request there was no trace of the body or him.
"There had not been hair or trace or him ever since and we don't know what he did with the body," Mr Casey said.
He added that his concern was that the body would have begun to decompose, even though it had been embalmed, and would pose a threat to public health.
The woman had died in Malta in September and her body was repatriated to the UK. Mr Casey said her body had been collected at Gatwick Airport by her son, who then drove it to Ireland in his car without contacting the authorities.
"You are supposed to notify the authorities, you cannot just bring a body into the country, and this was not authorised. I checked the paperwork into the UK and this was in order, and I gave the relative an ultimatum that he organise a burial or I would confiscate the body," Mr Casey said.
He also said that because the body was no longer believed to be in Kerry, the matter had moved outside his jurisdiction.
The woman and her relative are understood to be originally from the UK but had been living in Kenmare for some time.
Two separate funeral directors in Kenmare confirmed they had not been approached to make funeral arrangements.
We'll see if today's wussified communists have the balls to get all Oliver Cromwell on their asses.
I am betting Ireland is due to heat up again, propelled by incidents of this sort.
But only because they always do.
Look for him in the HOV lanes, if they have them over there!
Okay, I assume he used a ferry for part of that drive. Or maybe he jetskied.
Stupid Mc. /s
Good for him.
What the frack are you gibbering about?
Improper disposal of dead bodies causes outbreaks of cholera and typhus. When this happened in Haiti recently no-one on FR was very sympathetic.
I doubt that the Irish actually yearn to pile dead bodies in their houses and then die off in droves: so don’t presume to speak for them. Don’t impose your bizarre emancipation narrative on what is a simple public health issue.
What does this have to do with the article???
Your insinuation that anyone on this thread other than yourself is gibbering comes out quite laughable.
A man without money took care of his late mother himself (who had already been embalmed - so much ffor your Cholera red herring). The state intends to try to extract money from him he did not have - because they are the state.
You personally have attempet to add motive and intentions without evidence to gin up the idea that the man had bad motives and behavior not intrinsic to the known facts, as did the UK authorities.
I am for limited Government, that is why I am on this site. Big government "Conservatives" like Arlen Spector, Carl Rove, And YOU as well annoy me.
Prove the man did not bury his mother, or slink off, you big government that owns you even when you are dead socialist.
“The state intends to try to extract money from him he did not have - because they are the state.”
That’s what they do. They extract it peaceably or with a gun.
Driving from Gatwich (England) to Ireland is not possible.
Gardai ? Who or what is Gardai? What does Gardai have to do with this? Is it an acronym ? If it is what its meaning.
don’t ax me. i cant speek that languag
>>>Gardai ? Who or what is Gardai? What does Gardai have to do with this? Is it an acronym ? If it is what its meaning.
There’s a movie script in this....
For a movie to be directed by Joel and Ethan Coen?