In Ireland, if someone died from natural causes, you do not need to report the death to a coroner. This also applies if a person dies from a natural illness or disease and had been receiving medical treatment for the condition during the month before they died.
In this circumstance, it is the doctor’s responsibility to issue the Death Notification Form.
You will use the form to register the death in order to get a birth certificate.
Where death is as a result of sudden, violent and unnatural causes, the corona should be advised. The doctor, registrar of deaths, funeral director or householder has a legal responsibility of informing the coroner.
You may report the death to a senior member of the Garda Síochána (not below the rank of sergeant), who will notify the coroner. The Garda Síochána can also arrange for a family member to formally identify the body.