South Kerry coroner Terence Casey has linked the rise in suicides to the ending of corporal punishment . Mr Casey is calling for an open and frank debate about suicide.
Is Terence Casey correct, has the ending of corporal punishment brought about a lack of respect for people and authority? Does this also lead to a lack of respect for life in general? In my view he is wide of the mark but it is an interesting argument.
South Kerry Coroner says end of corporal punishment may contribute to rise in suicides