25th July 2014
By Elaine Murphy
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