[Audio] County Mayor says Govt need to better fund suicide support services in Cork

25th July 2014
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

The Mayor of County Cork is calling on the Government to increase
funding for suicide support services.

Fianna Fail Cllr Alan Coleman wants the Fine Gael-Labour Coalition to
accept that Cork has a problem.

A report published this week reveals that Cork has the highest level
of suicide in the country.

The stark statistic is of 17-point-6 occurrences per 100,000 of the population,
which is 4 additional suicides per 100,000 above the national average.

Mayor Coleman welcomes the fact that an open debate can be had on
suicide which is no longer a taboo issue,
but says voluntary organisations need to be supported more

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