Written Answers. - Post Mortem Statistics.

Seamus Kirk

Question:

473 Mr. Kirk asked the Minister for Justice the number of post mortem examinations held in each county in Ireland in each of the years 1993 to 1995. [16238/96]

I assume the Deputy is referring to post mortems which a coroner has caused to be carried out in exercise of his or her powers under the Coroners Act, 1962. On this basis, the information requested is set out in the following tabular statement. Where two or more coroners hold office in any county, the table includes the details for those coronerships.

County

Number of Post mortems held in 1993

Number of Post mortems held in 1994

Number of Post mortems held in 1995

Carlow

22

24

22

Cavan

45

41

49

Clare

83*

67

82

Cork (S)

65

67

69

Cork (N)

56

72

66

Cork (W)

53

50

48

Cork County Borough

226

245

222

Donegal (SW)

21

19

19

Donegal (NE)

18

18

16

Donegal (NW)

47

66

49

Donegal (SE)

4

4

14

Dublin County

222

243

284

Dublin County Borough

800

1,144

1,320

Galway (N)

25

20

29

Galway (WR)

126

112

159

Galway (ER)

77

69

114

Kerry (N)

16

28

25

Kerry (SE)

44

45

115*

Kerry (W)

36

42

55

Kildare

59

48

88

Kilkenny

87

56

66

Leitrim

18

22

21

Laois

70

50

67

Limerick (SE)

147

116

136

Limerick (W)

22

22

33

Limerick City

33

22

25

Longford

21

12

16

Louth

91

105

85

Mayo (E)

26

11

22

Mayo (S)

19

21

26

Mayo (W)

46

46

57

Mayo (N)

22

21

25

Meath

71

59

68

Monaghan (N)

14

23

22

Monaghan (S)

12

20

20

Offaly

73

79

79

Roscommon

57

66

56

Sligo

59

59

54

Tipperary (N)

37

44

34

Tipperary (S)

76

84

78

Tipperary (E)

32

23

18

Waterford (E)

16

18

17

Waterford (W)

19

15

13

Waterford County Borough

43

46

62

Westmeath

70

64

50

Wexford (N)

40

32

42

Wexford (S)

103

87

90

Wicklow (W)

5

8

14

Wicklow (E)

43

34

31

* Approximate figure