Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (141)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

141. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of suicides recorded among members of the Defence Forces in the past three years, respectively; if no number is recorded, his plans to compile such information on their health; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5206/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

All sudden deaths that occur in the Defence Forces are reported to the relevant Coroner's Office. It is a matter for the Coroner to determine the cause of death and this is not recorded by the Defence Forces.