Death Certificates where to get one?
When a death occurs a copy of the Certificate are obtained from the Office of Registration of Deaths & Births, Adelaide Street Cork, or the local Registration Office. If death occurs at home or hospital the next of kin obtains a Certificate as to the cause of death from the doctor attending the deceased and takes the Certificate to his/her local Health Centre. Where a Post Mortem takes place it is the Coroner who registers the death and a copy of the Certificate again may be obtained at the Office of Registration of Deaths & Births, Adelaide Street, Cork. 021-4275126
Bank Accounts & Probate
For accounts in a sole name with a sufficient credit balance Reasonable funeral expenses may be paid without a Grant of Probate (or Letters of Administration), upon production of an invoice from the Funeral Director.
This does not extend to payment for associated hospitality or other significant discretionary expenditures.
The Irish league of Credit unions has introduced a new benefit for members, paid towards funeral expenses, at participating branches.