A west Kildare man died of a shotgun wound to the chest, an inquest heard at Naas on 21 October.
The inquest into the death of Edward Hamilton (33), Pluckerstown, Kilmeague, who died on 29 December 2012, was started and adjourned.
Evidence of identification was given by his brother David.
The Coroner, Dr. Denis Cusack, said the medical evidence was that he had died from “a shotgun to the chest.”
Garda Inspector Mark Foley said there is an ongoing criminal investigation, and the inquest was adjourned.
Also adjourned was an inquest into the death of Jamie Lindsay on 6 April this year.
The Court heard that the 20 year old, from Coneyboro in Athy, had died as a result of “a single shot gun wound to the head.”
The Gardai applied for an adjournment as there were criminal proceedings and this was granted.