About 500 people die by suicide every year in Ireland. Those working on the coalface of the problem say it’s closer to 10 deaths a week – eight of whi(...)

Members of Gorey Community School with their Project Smile , promoting positive mental health and making people happier at the Young Social Inovaters event in Dublin in March.

Carl O’Brien’s series, “After the Asylum”, raises important questions about how best to support individuals who have mental health difficulties, but i(...)

Limerick had a suicide rate 26.6 per 100,000 people. The national average was 11 per 100,000

Official statistics on the number of deaths by suicide last year reveal “alarming” data from some parts of the country, including Limerick, Cork, Wex(...)

Stephanie Gray from Stepaside and Maria Gonzalez from Dublin at an anti-abortion demonstration in Dublin last January.  Photograph: Alan Betson

At the close of the rushed abortion hearings, Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White noted the “high level of consensus”. He (...)

Prof Kevin Malone, School of Medicine & Medical Science at UCD and St Vincent’s University Hospital.

Psychiatrists could be seen to be the “gatekeepers to abortion” if the provision allowing for terminations wh(...)

Prof Kevin Malone of UCD at the launch of his report Suicide in Ireland 2003-2008 yesterday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Government’s plans to legislate for abortion could have the unintended consequence of pushing more young men towards suicide, according to (...)

Prof Kevin Malone, of the  School of Medicine and  Medical Science at UCD and St Vincent’s University Hospital  with Prof John Crowe, president Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, at the publication of  the Suicide in Ireland 2003-2008 report. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hospital emergency departments have turned people away who went on to die by suicide, a report based on interviews with families after the suic(...)

Prof Kevin Malone at launch of a new suicide research report, ‘Suicide in Ireland 2003-2008’. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Alcohol, mental illness and bullying are factors contributing to suicides among young people, a report has shown. Almost two-thirds of the 104 (...)