This is the most bizarre story I have read in a long time in an Irish newspaper.
A man was before Limerick District Court after his Alsatian dog had sex with a 43-year-old woman. The woman later died from an allergic reaction. The incident happened in 2008 and the dog has been held in custody since.
The Irish print edition of The Sun reported that 57-year old Sean McDonnell was the first person ever tried under the legislation banning sex with animals.
Apparently the sex was consensual as the dead woman and McDonnell had met on a bestiality chat room and decided to follow up, according to the print edition of The Irish Daily Star.
Police are apparently satisfied that the sex was consensual.
The woman fell ill after the incident and was rushed to Limerick hospital where she died from a severe allergic reaction to the sex.
The Sun report that McDonnell could face a life sentence in prison if found guilty.