Iarnrod Eireann: 29 deaths on railways linked to self harm over last four years

Iarnrod Eireann: 29 deaths on railways linked to self harm over last four years

Iarnród Éireann has said there have been 29 fatalities on the railways attributed to self harm over the past four years.

It comes as a new suicide prevention initiative, involving the Samaritans and Iarnród Éireann, is being rolled out.

It will see signs put in place on every station platform in the country with the Samaritan’s contact details, to encourage people to seek help if they need someone to talk to.

Research carried out in the UK has shown that signage can help play an important role in suicide prevention.


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