An inquest into the deaths of twin brothers in Limerick has heard that they died from a lethal cocktail of drugs.
State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy told the Coroner's Court in Limerick that twins Peter and Kevin Moran, 28, were dead for at least 48 hours before their bodies were discovered by their mother.
The inquest heard the men had consumed drugs including heroin, ecstasy, tranquilisers and anti-depressants.
The jury recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
The twins, originally from Georgian Villas, Old Cork Road, Limerick, were last seen alive by a neighbour four days previously but their mother became concerned when she had not heard from them in a week.
The brothers were living in an apartment at Harvey's House, Steamboat Quay in Limerick city.
She told the court she went to the apartment with one of her son's friends on 9 May and found the twins fully clothed lying side-by-side with their arms outstretched and "stone cold" to the touch.
Professor Cassidy agreed that the position the bodies were found in appeared unusual and that they may have been pulled or dragged into the position they were found in.
Garda Inspector Luke Conlon told the court that the garda investigation could not establish if there had been anybody else in the apartment.
Returning a verdict of misadventure, Coroner John McNamara described the case as very tragic and said it was a double tragedy for Mrs Moran. He said the medical evidence clearly indicated the cause of death was drug related and gardaí had ruled out foul play.
Mr McNamara said by all accounts the twins were good, young men who unfortunately on this occasion had consumed a cocktail of drugs.