Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (352)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

352. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the coroner service holds data for the number of young children and teenagers ruled to have died in the past five years as a result of eating disorders; and if so, if the information will be provided. [31218/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

My Department, as required by the Coroners Act 1962, publishes annual statistics in respect of the primary work of coroners in the various jurisdictions throughout the country. 

These statistics concern the number of deaths reported, the number of post-mortem examinations directed and the number of inquests heard by each coroner. This information is publicly available on the corners website at www.coroners.ie.

Statistics on the types of death requested by the Deputy are not held by my Department.