Over 50% Of Men Who Commit Suicide In Ireland Work In Construction Sector 6 years ago

Over 50% Of Men Who Commit Suicide In Ireland Work In Construction Sector

A new study has found that 50 per cent of men who died by suicide between 2008 and 2012 worked in the construction sector.

Figures highlighted this week by the Construction Industry Federation showed that 1,039 men from a construction or production background died by suicide in Ireland during the four-year period, of a total of 2,137 male suicides.

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According to the Irish Times, the organisation's Mind Our Workers report showed that there are ten suicides in Ireland every week, with eight of these relating to men.

CIF has now teamed up with suicide crisis prevention organisation Pieta House to tackle the "shocking" epidemic, with representatives attending regional branch meetings to discuss suicide and mental health.