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Minister McEntee publishes the Office of the State Pathologist Annual Report 2019

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has today welcomed the Annual Report of the Office of the State Pathologist (OSP) for 2019. The report was submitted to the Minister by OSP and brought to the Government in early September and has been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Welcoming the annual report, Minister McEntee said,

The Office of the State Pathologist plays a vital role in the criminal justice system through investigating suspicious deaths. The expertise and professionalism of our pathologists is an essential service to An Garda Síochána, the Courts Service and ultimately to the families of victims seeking justice.

The common thread through all aspects of their role is that of service. Service to the deceased victims of crime and to their families and friends. Service to the next generation of professionals in the field. And service to society at large.

I commend the Office for the very difficult work which they carry out, on all of our behalf.

The Annual Report makes reference to the excellent work done by the RCPI in their Review of the Office published in 2019. My Department is fully committed to working with the OSP in the coming years to give practical effect to the recommendations of the Review.

Recruitment opportunities in the Office of the State Pathologist have been advertised by the Public Appointments Service today, Friday 25th September. These can be found at