Marie Cassidy – Ireland’s first female state pathologist.
The State Pathologist is Professor Dr. Marie Cassidy.
She is supported in her work by two Deputy State Pathologists, Dr. Michael Curtis and Dr. Linda Mulligan. Regional support is provided by Dr. Margot Bolster on a part time basis.
They provide independent expert advice on matters relating to forensic pathology. They also perform the post mortem examinations in cases where foul play is suspected, otherwise known as “State cases”.
They provide a post mortem report to the relevant coroner in State cases and attend at the inquest and at any court proceedings arising out of a Garda investigation.