Retirement of State Pathologist, Prof. Marie Cassidy

7 September 2018


The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan T.D., has thanked Prof. Marie Cassidy, who is retiring shortly from her role as the State Pathologist, for her many years of dedicated service.


Minister Flanagan said “The Office of the State Pathologist is a vital part of the criminal justice system.  The expertise of its forensic pathologists has helped resolve many crimes and bring perpetrators to justice and in doing this work it has been expertly led by Prof. Marie Cassidy.” 


Marie Cassidy joined the Office as Deputy State Pathologist in January 1998 and succeeded Dr. John Harbison as State Pathologist in January 2004.


Wishing her well, Minister Flanagan added: “I would like to thank Marie for her valuable service to the Irish people. I know that she will be greatly missed not just by her colleagues in the Office of the State Pathologist, but by all those who work with her in the criminal justice system. I wish Marie a long and happy retirement.”


The Minister also took the opportunity to thank the Deputy State Pathologists, Dr. Michael Curtis and Dr. Linda Mulligan, and the Assistant State Pathologist, Dr. Margo Bolster, for their ongoing work.