Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children Jerry Buttimer. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There is no evidence to suggest there is under-reporting of suicide in Ireland or that there’s an escalating rate of suicide, an Oireachtas health (...)

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny and Dan Neville TD  announcing plans to address the issue of mental illness. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

We are sadly familiar with the phenomenon by now. People who seem to have everything going for them suddenly turn around and bring their lives to an e(...)

Almost four out of five people who died by suicide in Northern Ireland suffered relationship problems in the lead-up to their deaths. Stock photograph: Getty Images

Almost four out of five people who died by suicide in Northern Ireland suffered relationship problems in the lead-up to their deaths, a new analysis o(...)

Limerick Fine Gael TD Dan Neville, president of the Irish Association of Suicidology, pointed out suicide rates were higher among young people, and among members of the Traveller community. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The Traveller community in the midwest is coming to terms with the deaths by suicide of a teenage couple within the space of a few days.A 15-year-old (...)