Suicide rate falling

Ireland's rate of suicide dropped last year, according to the annual report from the National Office for Suicide Prevention.

The study, which is being launched at a national forum on suicide today, claims our suicide rate has fallen consistently since 2003.

More than three-quarters of people who took their own lives here last year were men - and most were in their early 20s.

The report also reveals a surge of 8% in deliberate self-harm among teenagers.


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