A CONCERNED local man has emailed a group of what he terms ‘people who hold positions of influence and trust in Kilkenny’, bringing to their attention what he describes as important facts on deaths in Kilkenny, particularly sudden deaths.
Patrick E. Walsh of Maudlin Court, Thomastown, County Kilkenny outlines what he describes as frightening figures but gives no opinion one way or the other as to what the causes of the excess deaths might be.
DEATHS IN CO KILKENNY AS PER RIP.IE
2019 2020 2021 2022
JULY 55 64 75 83
AUG 59 59 68 72
SEPT 65 81 71 85
OCT 71 84 75 86
TOTAL 250 288 289 326
In other words overall deaths in Co Kilkenny were up 30.4% for July to October 2022 compared to July to October 2019 (Pre Covid for comparison).
SUDDEN/UNEXPECTED DEATHS IN CO KILKENNY AS PER RIP.IE
2019 2020 2021 2022
JUL 3 12 11 11
AUG 6 7 8 12
SEP 9 6 3 15
OCT 24 33 29 53
Sudden/Unexpected deaths in Co Kilkenny up 120.83% for July to October 2022 compared to July to October 2019 (Pre Covid for comparison)
Attached are files detailing these figures which are in the public domain on Rip.ie.
These can be replicated and checked with three to four hourse research on Rip
Tabs are read as follows: 07.19.55 is July. 2029.55 deaths.
‘Suddenlys’ are marked by ‘S’ in column beside date of death.
Duplicated notices have been removed and any explicit accidents or suicides are not included in ‘Suddenlys’.
‘Suddenlys’ are identified by narrative or in condolences.
Patrick asks the question: Is the rest of the country any different?
If not, what’s happening exclusively in Kilkenny?
If so, then Irish people are dying at unprecedented rates.
“I feel it is my civic duty to bring these frightening figures to the attention of people who receive this email and others who are in a position of influence and trust in Kilkenny,’ he told Kilkenny Press.
“To get public answers/explanations from those in authority and power (national politicians, civil servants and national media, someone must first raise and acknowledge the problem in public.
“I would request those who get this email to act on the above information to the best of their ability and fulfill their position of trust with the people of Kilkenny.
“A reckoning will come, as it always does, and we are all answerable to our own conscience and our nation as to how and when we acted.”
The email was sent to local councillors Michael Doyle, Joe Lyons, Peter Cleere, Pat O’Neill, Deirdre Cullen and Seán McKeown, Kilkenny County, along with Dermot Ryan of Ossory.
It was also emailed to media outlets, the Kilkenny People, Kilkenny Observer, KCLR 96FM and Community Radio, Kilkenny City