Special report: How sick is your county?

In this special report we find out how your county fares across a variety of health issues including major diseases, infant health, problem alcohol use, suicide, access to the family doctor and medical card coverage.

Follow the drop down menu below to see infographic based health reports and summaries form each county in the Republic and some tentative opinions as to what lies behind the statistics.

The stories highlighted below also provide an overview of our findings and detail the various data sources for the reports.

 

Health Analysis

HEALTH AND IRELAND - The data which reveals a true picture of our health

Death rates from breast cancer are highest in Waterford, the suicide rate in Cork City outstrips anywhere else, and Limerick City has the highest infant mortality rate.

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HEALTH AND IRELAND - We have taken the pulse of a nation and here's the diagnoses

WE toast it, we abuse it, we crave it when we lose it — there are some things neither money nor Mastercard can buy, and good health is one of them.

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HEALTH AND IRELAND: Cancer map of Ireland reveals wide variance in both incidence and mortality rates

A map developed as part of the Irish Examiner’s county by county report on the state of Ireland’s health has revealed wide variations in both the incidence and mortality rates for all the main cancer types. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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HEALTH AND IRELAND - We have taken the pulse of a nation and here's the diagnoses

WE toast it, we abuse it, we crave it when we lose it — there are some things neither money nor Mastercard can buy, and good health is one of them.

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