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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Deaths

Last month
May 2023
# Homelessness
84 homeless people died during 2019, mostly in Dublin
93% of those who died had a history of drug and alcohol use, and 55% of deaths were primarily the result of poisoning caused by drugs.
Last year
# solihull
Emotional tributes paid to four boys who died in UK frozen lake tragedy
Samuel, six, and Finlay Butler, eight, their cousin Thomas Stewart, 11, and 10-year-old Jack Johnson died after being pulled from a lake in Solihull.
# border clashes
Three Armenians killed as fresh clashes break out with Azerbaijan at border
Last week, the two countries’ foreign ministers met for talks mediated by the US Secretary of State.
# Ukraine
Ukraine says Putin 'spits in the face' of UN and Turkey after missiles strike Odessa port
Russian strikes on central Ukraine are picking up after a lull that came while fighting focused on the eastern Donbas region.
# Paktika
At least 1,000 people killed after 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan
Officials warned the death toll will likely rise.
# Cloneen
Disbelief at Tipperary deaths as gardaí await post mortem to determine line of investigation
The discovery was made yesterday in Tipperary.
# excess mortality
WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world
The figure includes deaths directly associated with Covid as well as those due to the pandemic’s impact on the health system and society.
# Iowa
At least six killed in US tornado
Two children are among the dead.
# tunisia
Four migrants die of 'cold and hunger' in Tunisia
Nearly 2,000 migrants went missing or drowned last year in the Mediterranean.
# Genealogy
Another year of Irish birth, marriage and death records are now available to the public online
Minister Catherine Martin TD said the update “will be met with eager anticipation by those carrying out research in genealogy”.
All time
# Typhoon Rai
Death toll hits 375 after Philippines typhoon
The toll is likely to rise as agencies assessed the full extent of the storm’s aftermath.
# Wisconsin
Police to charge driver with 'intentional homicide' after five killed at US Christmas parade
Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said the suspect was not being pursued by police when he drove into the parade.
At least five people have died and 48 people have been injured.
Police had initially investigated whether the suspect was fleeing police when he drove into the parade - but is being charged with intentional homicide.
'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19
A report by
Lauren Boland
Lauren Boland looks at the use of official statistics by anti-lockdown accounts.
Anti-lockdown accounts on social media often leave out important context or misconstrue data to argue that the pandemic is not real.
A disinformation professor at DCU says online misinformation often draws on "a grain of truth" - and then distorts it.
Lauren Boland breaks down the official statistics and how you can find the facts.
# Mount Everest
Two climbers - from the US and Switzerland - have died on Mount Everest
On average, around five climbers die every year on the world’s highest peak.
# Homelessness
38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year
North Inner City Councillor Anthony Flynn said the report on the 79 deaths in Dublin last year needs to be published urgently.
# Coronavirus
Worldwide Covid-19 death toll exceeds three million people
The count by Johns Hopkins University comes as cases are spiking in many countries.
# General register
Deadline for registering deaths in Ireland could be cut to two weeks
Relatives currently have up to three months to register a death in the State.
# Winter Storm
At least 20 people dead as 100 million Americans brace for more cold, ice and snow
Nearly three million customers remained without power early today in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
# Coronavirus
Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for pandemic response as expert warns UK could see 50,000 more deaths
The UK Prime Minister offered his “deepest condolences” to those whose relatives have died from Covid-19.
# Covid-19
No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say
Health agencies say the vast majority of post-vaccination fatalities were among people who were elderly and already vulnerable.
# CSO covid data
10% of all Covid-19 deaths in Ireland since beginning of pandemic occurred last week
That’s according to the latest statistics released by the CSO this morning.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.
# Deaths
UK records its deadliest day of Covid-19 amid warning hospitals are like 'war zone'
A total of 1,110 Covid-19 deaths took place on 12 January 2021, according to government figures.
# covid19
NPHET stresses pressure on health system as 208 deaths recorded in January
The youngest person to pass away with Covid-19 this month was 25-years-old.
# Covid-19
Coronavirus: 12 more deaths announced as Ireland's Covid-19 death toll passes 2,000
The sobering milestone has been reached following the release of the latest figures from NPHET this evening.
# balinteer
Gardaí launch murder investigation over death of mother and two children in Ballinteer following post-mortem exams
No arrests have been made.
Number of births in Ireland falls by almost 20% in 10 years
The number of births has fallen by 18.8% since 2010 and 1.3% since 2017.
# South Dublin
'They will be greatly missed': School principal pays tribute to children and mother found dead in Ballinteer
The family have been named locally as 37-year-old Seema Banu, her daughter Asfira and her son Faizan.
  • The family has been named as 37-year-old Seema Banu, her 11-year-old daughter Affira and 6-year-old son Razam
  • Seema Banu was the victim of an alleged assault earlier this year. A suspect in that case has appeared in court on related charges.
  • Post-mortem exams are due to take place today and will inform the direction of the garda probe
  • Gardaí have asked people not to speculate about the case on social media
  • 'I'm speechless': Community in shock as bodies of woman and two children discovered at house in Ballinteer
    # Co Cork
    Lengthy note discovered on body of younger son killed in Kanturk shooting
    A father and his two sons were found dead on Monday in Kanturk, Co Cork.
    'People are numbed, stunned, devastated': Two post-mortems completed after father and sons found dead in Cork
    Bodies of three men discovered following shooting incident in Kanturk, Co Cork
    # English Channel
    Two children among four dead after migrant boat sinks off French coast
    It is believed to be the single biggest loss of life during the current migrant crisis.
    # 2019 report
    Birth numbers continued to decrease in 2019 as deaths increased slightly
    In 2019, just over 60,000 births were registered, a continuation of a yearly decrease.
    # nine months
    Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million - but the true figure is likely higher
    The US has so far recorded the most deaths from the virus.
    # Coronavirus
    Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told
    An expert warned that the huge issue will have implications for the grieving process.
    # Misinformation
    Debunked: No, there weren't 'only 717 deaths' in Ireland in July
    The figures in question refer to the number of deaths registered for that month so far, not the total number of people who died.
    # India
    India overtakes Britain with fourth highest coronavirus death toll
    The Health Ministry reported 1,007 deaths in the past 24 hours, to make a total of 48,040.
    # Coronavirus
    Covid-19 deaths may have been overestimated, Hiqa report finds
    Leo Varadkar said the findings are “interesting but not a surprise” because of how deaths related to the virus are counted.
    # Misinformation
    FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland
    A Hiqa report has noted a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland during the pandemic.
    # covid19
    Coronavirus: Six further deaths and 23 new cases confirmed in Ireland
    The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.
    # Breakthrough
    Major breakthrough in UK as cheap steroid is first drug to reduce coronavirus deaths
    A study found the steroid cut the risk of death by a third for patients on ventilators.
    # New York Times
    New York Times fills front page with names of 1,000 lives lost to Covid-19
    The United States has been the hardest-hit country in the coronavirus pandemic by far.