The Alarming Rise of Excess Deaths in Ireland: A Deep Dive

Let’s examine the situation closely. By using the 10-year pre-pandemic average (which we apply consistently for comparison purposes), Ireland experienced zero cumulative excess deaths from 2010 to 2019. However, from 2022 to 2023, this number surged to a staggering 12,725.

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September 7th, 2023 - Week 35

The year 2023 is on track to become the worst ever for Scotland. By Week 35, we’re witnessing a shocking 5,555 Excess Deaths above the 10-year pre-pandemic average. These figures are nothing short of alarming.

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But that’s not the whole story. Scotland’s Excess Deaths, dating back to 2020, now stand at a staggering 30,152 when compared to the 10-year pre-pandemic average.


Let’s analyze the data. This data covers Weeks 1 to 34, concluding with the week ending on August 25, 2023, and it’s sourced directly from ONS (Office for National Statistics).

The table you see depicts what the ONS defines as “excess deaths.” Specifically, it shows nearly 25,000 “excess deaths,” a 7% increase registered in 2023 over and above the 5-year average.

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This post aims to shed light on a topic often relegated to the shadows. Excess deaths are more than mere numbers; they represent lives interrupted, stories left untold, and a call for us to contemplate our collective journey.

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