12 suicides recorded in Co Louth last year
There were 12 suicides recorded in Co Louth last year.
That’s according to new figures from the CSO, which claims there were 399 people who took their own life in the State last year.
While organisations such as SOSAD will tell you that not all suicides are recorded as such, the figure of 12 is amongst the highest in the country.
Of the 34 local authority areas, only Cork County (41), Dublin City (31), Kerry (22) Kildare (21), Donegal (20) Wexford (18), Cork City (17), Clare (16), Mayo (15) and Galway County (13) recorded more suicides than Louth last year while Cavan was equal with 12 also.
Of those who committed suicide in the Wee County, 11 were male while one was female.
CSO figures show there were 769 deaths in Louth last year – 395 of which were male and 374 of which were female.
The leading cause of death was malignant neoplasms (246) followed by diseases of the circulatory system (210) and diseases of the respiratory system (117). External causes accounted for 33 deaths while a further 163 were listed as ‘other’.
There were also two infant mortalities in Louth last year and two neonatal mortalities.