The Irish Association of Suicidology: A History

Breda Friel, Paul Fitzsimons

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On July 1st 1993, President Mary Robinson signed into law the Criminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993. This decriminalised suicide in Ireland and was a successful result of a three year campaign led by Senator Dan Neville of Limerick. In 1996 psychiatrists, Dr. John Connolly and Dr Michael Kelleher with Senator Neville founded the Irish Association of Suicidology.
This publication outlines the context in which the organisation was formed, articulating the objectives, vision and mission of the Irish Association of Suicidology. Describing the policy, research and practice achievements from 1996-2018 we offer the reader an understanding of the journey of the Association throughout its tenure and captures the remarkable influences of the IAS on suicide prevention activities in Ireland and internationally.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRepublic of Ireland
PublisherMD Publishing Services
Number of pages184
ISBN (Print)978-1-8381477-0-9
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 6 Aug 2020


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