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Friday 30 January 2015

Kevin Myers: 'As a society, we seem paralysed by suicide' 

AN epidemic of suicide is sweeping through Ireland this winter. It is not taking the usual victims -- young males -- but the middle-aged, and of both sexes. I don't return to this topic with any pleasure; indeed, quite the reverse. But as a society we seem so paralysed by the phenomenon that we dare not even acknowledge its existence, never mind do anything about it, other than perhaps to give its victims far larger funerals than they would otherwise have had.

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