Suicide is a major cause of death among young males on the island of Ireland. Over the past ten years, the rate of deaths from suicide has been five times higher in males than in females. Although the rate of male suicide in Ireland is relatively low within the overall European Union (EU) context, the rate among young males is amongst the highest in the EU.
February 21, 2013 - 2.7 MiB
The "Suicide in Ireland - the Influence of Alcohol and Unemployment" study found that alcohol consumption is a significant influence on the suicide rate among younger males and suggests that heavier taxation of alcohol could play a role in reducing the suicide rate among young men
February 12, 2013 - 568.3 KiB