Alcohol taken by half Louth suicides, crash victims

A Louth-based study has shown that almost half of the people killed through suicide or road deaths in the county in the last six years had consumed alcohol.

A Louth-based study has shown that almost half of the people killed through suicide or road deaths in the county in the last six years had consumed alcohol.

The research was carried out by the county coroner Ronan Maguire.

He studied inquests carried out in Louth in a six-year period and found that 45% of the 125 people killed on the roads had consumed alcohol, while 48% of those who had committed suicide had taken alcohol.

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