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Inquest Opens Today In To The Death Of A Mother & Newborn At Cork University Maternity Hospital.

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The deaths of Marie & Darragh Downey happened in 2019.

An inquest will begin today into the death of a mother and her newborn baby who died in a freak tragedy in Cork.

Marie Downey was found dead on the floor of her room in Cork University Maternity Hospital in March 2019.

The 36-year-old had epilepsy and it's believed she suffered a seizure.

Her son, Darragh, was found partially trapped underneath her and died the following day.

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