The HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention Annual Report 2008 highlights the important work being undertaken by both voluntary and statutory organisations at community, local and national level.
CSO figures for suicides in 2008 show a reduction to 424 from 460 suicides in 2007. The figures for last year show that 332 (78%) of those deaths were males and 92 (22%) were females. Data is treated as provisional data as suicide can only be treated as such once a coroner’s inquest has taken place. Often the time from death to coroner’s inquest can extend beyond the end of the year when data is collected.
Read or download the report on this page.