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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Deaths

This year
11 people dead as torrential rain causes flooding in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria
The floods struck Greece as it recovers from massive wildfires.
Deaths on Irish roads this year could approach 170, erasing years of progress
Eight people died in three separate road traffic collisions since last Friday, including two 3-year-olds.
Athens district evacuated as Greek fire death toll hits 20
The bodies of 18 people were discovered near the border with Turkey.
Debunked: No, there hasn't been a 21% rise in deaths due to the Covid-19 vaccine
A clip of the artist Kevin Sharkey has been shared widely on social media apps in recent weeks.
At least 30 migrants missing in shipwrecks off Italy
An investigation into the shipwrecks has been opened in Agrigento, on the nearby Italian island of Sicily.
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
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.
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 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.
At least 1,000 people killed after 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan
Officials warned the death toll will likely rise.
Disbelief at Tipperary deaths as gardaí await post mortem to determine line of investigation
The discovery was made yesterday in Tipperary.
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.
At least six killed in US tornado
Two children are among the dead.
Four migrants die of 'cold and hunger' in Tunisia
Nearly 2,000 migrants went missing or drowned last year in the Mediterranean.
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
Death toll hits 375 after Philippines typhoon
The toll is likely to rise as agencies assessed the full extent of the storm’s aftermath.
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.
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.
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.
Worldwide Covid-19 death toll exceeds three million people
The count by Johns Hopkins University comes as cases are spiking in many countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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
    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
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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 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.