Eurostat excess mortality, February, 2024

Ireland: 3rd WORST in EU at 9.4%

You can use the Eurostat Interactive Tool to select and compare Ireland with the EU average. As you do I invite you to ask yourself two questions:

why don’t Irish excess deaths come down in the Summer like they used to?

– why aren’t politicians, public health and media kicking up a fuss like they did in 2020 (the year when deaths barely went up!)?

Ireland’s COVID inquiry

Anticipating the next pandemic

Some in the political class seem confident there will be another pandemic. Táiniste Micheál Martin for instance.

In anticipation of which he thinks the inquiry the evaluation should take it easy on those who took action during the COVID pandemic. Because fear of consequences might restrain them during the next pandemic.

Yes. The next one.

But he probably need not worry. Because…

The review is being dubbed an “Independent Pandemic Evaluation,” and will reportedly not be a statutory inquiry. This means it will not have the powers to compel witnesses to give evidence, nor will it be able to set limits on the government’s discretionary control of the inquiry. It will reportedly focus on “lessons” that can be learned from the pandemic and lockdown period.

Anticipating the lessons

At a guess the core lesson is going to be that, for the next pandemic, those acting for the greater good in the public interest need not be worried should they mislead, lie, misdirect, err, conceal, distract, omit, ignore, bully, coerce, threaten, manipulate, terrorise, deprive, incite or somehow make a whole plethora of medical, health, economic, social or human-right-infringing mistakes or judgement calls. As long as they’re applying the lessons the government the Independent Pandemic Evaluation decided were to be learned from the COVID pandemic, they’ll be fine.

IRELAND: excess mortality @ 17.8% for October

“The carnage continues for Ireland to an orchestra of silence…

Patrick E. Walsh

Phone or tablet user? Tap the ‘hamburger’ menu. On desktop click the down arrow. Theo select Ireland to compare. Tap on or near a dot to show that month’s info.

‘Official Ireland’ won’t acknowledge the fact of Eurostat excess deaths because to do so would be an admission to a problem they caused and an embarassment…

“I will continue to publish and comment on these monthly Eurostat releases because they pound home the truth of what is happening from official sources but also because to stop now would allow the complacent to think the problem is going away.

Patrick E. Walsh

Eurostat excess mortality updated to August, 2023

Ireland: HIGHEST in EU at 21.1%

Yet… amazingly… our Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly has no idea.

Apologies for the small text on the bar chart. But that’s how it exports from Eurostat.

Vertical centre line = average monthly death rate (so excess is 0%).
Left / Right of that line = percentage below / above average.

Eurostat Interactive Tool

Use the interactive tool to select Ireland and compare it with the EU average. As you do I invite you to ponder a question: why aren’t Irish excess deaths coming down in the Summer like they’re supposed to?