Tackling Limerick's Suicide Crisis. Hot Press Magazine by: Peter McGoran

Limerick Suicide Watch was established to tackle the city’s suicide problem. Here, volunteer Lucy O’Hara explains the essential work being done by the charity.

A Limerick-based spoken word performer by the name of Dyrt captured the mood of a city with a single, extraordinary metaphor.

He said that the emergency search and rescue helicopters – the sound of their blades can be heard throughout the city – were the “modern banshee, announcing death.”

When you hear those blades, you know that a death announcement is sure to follow...