Research & Evaluation
Current Suicide Rate in Ireland
The CSO Vital Statistics Report for 2016 (released October 2018) includes confirmed figures for deaths by suicide that occurred in 2016. According to the Report, 437 (350 men, 87 women) suicide deaths occurred in 2016. This number of suicides represents a 3% increase
The most current (2016) confirmed
In 2016, the number of deaths of undetermined intent was 33, a 27% decrease
For more on suicide rates and comparisons, view our briefing documents, here.
Connecting for Life Outcomes
Connecting for Life sets out with two primary outcomes:
• Reduced rate of presentations of self-harm in the whole population and amongst specified priority groups.
The World Health Organization target of a 10% reduction in the rates of suicide by 2020 is identified as the minimum objective. The outcomes framework also includes a series of Intermediate Outcomes against which progress relating to specific actions will be monitored.