The rate of suicide in Ireland has reached alarming levels, a coroner has warned.
West Galway Coroner Dr Ciaran MacLoughlin conducted inquests into the deaths of seven people in one court sitting who took their own lives.
Mr MacLoughlin confirmed the inquests had not been specially scheduled together because of the nature of the deaths.
“Seven deaths, all bunched together. It is very alarming…it is a terrible tragedy that has hit the county and the country”, Dr MacLoughlin said.
He noted that of the nine inquests listed in Galway in one day last week, seven were deaths that were self-inflicted.
In one other case, a Connemara man with a drink problem died after drinking a toxic amount of alcohol.
The suicide victims were aged between 20 and 44 and six of the seven were men, Dr MacLoughlin was told.
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