Mortuaries under pressure as number of deaths increases

Mortuaries have been put under unprecedented pressure following a rise in the number of deaths.

Analysis of carried out by the Irish Examiner found there were more than 9,700 death notices published between December 1st and January 25th.

That’s up 20% compared to the same time last year.

The rise has resulted in capacity issues at Cork City Morgue, with bodies having to be stored in hospitals overnight.


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