Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (130)

Seán Crowe

Question:

130. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of cases the consular division dealt with in each of the years from 2013 to 2018 regarding the death of an Irish citizen abroad, particularly citizens who were resident here and were, therefore, abroad for holidays or work reasons. [21892/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The number of cases notified to the Consular Directorate of my Department of deaths of Irish citizens abroad are as follows:

2013 - 231

2014 - 225

2015 - 272

2016 - 250

2017 - 320

2018 - 292

The statistics held by the Department do not distinguish between citizens resident in the State and those resident abroad, and of course would not include those cases where the death was not reported to the Department.