Coroners Act, 1962

View of the body.

27.—(1) A coroner holding an inquest in relation to the death of any person shall, except in a case to which section 22 or section 23 of this Act relates, view the body unless—

(a) it has been viewed by a member of the Garda Síochána who gives evidence to that effect at the inquest, or

(b) it has previously been viewed by a coroner or deputy coroner.

(2) Where a coroner is holding an inquest with a jury in relation to the death of any person, the jury shall view the body only if the coroner so directs or a majority of the jury so desires.