Barry Roche | Irish Times

The number of recent suicides in Cork city is far less than has been cited in Dáil Éireann and reported in the media, according to the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF).

It said a key element of the Health Service Executive’s response had been verification of the accuracy of the number of suicide cases and an examination of the links between the cases.

“In this regard, the number of ‘16 suicides in Cork City since the start of November’, as quoted repeatedly in the media, is not substantiated by the facts. The factual information indicates to three cases of suicide in Cork City since the start of November,” the NSRF said in a statement issued on Thursday.

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