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NSRF chief scientist Prof Ella Arensman stressed the focus of suicide prevention policy should be on targeted supports for priority groups. File photograph: Eric Luke

Hospital presentations as a result of self-harm dropped by an estimated 25 per cent at the height of coronavirus restrictions compared with the same t(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said there were mechanisms in place to cover liability of cyclists ‘although they may indeed not prove adequate in all cases’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said he has no plans “at this time” to introduce legislation requiring cyclists to insure their bicycles so they(...)

Ruairí Walsh and his father, Colm, at the Dublin Cycling Campaign demonstration outside Dail Eireann on Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Hilliard/Irish Times

Standing tall on his father’s brand new electric powered bike that frequently ushers him around south Dublin, Ruairí Walsh declares he has no intentio(...)

 Alison Duggan, student at St Colman’s Community College, Midleton, Co Cork speaking at the Evidence Matters event at the Houses of the Oireachtas. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In what was an unusual form of speed dating between members of the public and politicians, 16 citizens arrived in Leinster House to lay out their case(...)

Russian Ambassador to Ireland, Yury Filatov speaking at a press conference in the Russian Embassy, Orwell Road, Dublin on March 27th. Photograph:  Collins

It seems “at least plausible” that sectors of the British government may have been involved in the poisoning of the former spy Sergei Skripal and his (...)

“I hope that An Garda Síochána are applying similar resources to speeding and breaking lights by cars as well as tackling cyclists,” said Green Party councillor Ciarán Cuffe. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 1,500 on-the-spot fines have been handed out to cyclists in the two years since their introduction, according to figures released by the Gar(...)

Director of Research at the NSRF Prof Ella Arensman said the latest figures indicate that the rate of self harm remains 9 per cent higher than in 2007.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of people who are presenting at hospitals after self-harming remains almost 10 per cent higher than before the recession,according to a new(...)

Times of economic crisis are linked to higher rates of suicide. Increased suicide was observed during the Great Depression in the US and during the ec(...)

The rate of baby deaths in smaller maternity units in the State is in line with national averages and compares well internationally, according to the (...)

Men were at a much higher risk of dying by suicide. The rate among men at the end of 2012 was 57 per cent higher than would have been the case had the recession not occurred.

We may know all about the heavy financial price of the economic crash. But we’re only just beginning to piece together the full picture of human toll (...)

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