The annual report of the National Office for Suicide Prevention shows that Ireland has the fifth highest rate of youth suicide in Europe.

The report was published to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day.

Provisional figures show that Ireland's suicide rate rose by just over 10% between 2006 and 2007.

The report found men under the age of 35 accounted for 40% of all suicides. Click here to read the full report

The National Suicide Research Foundation also published its report today which showed an increase in the number of people being admitted to hospital for self-harm.

In 2006, there were 10,700 admissions to emergency departments for incidents of self harm involving over 8,200 individuals.

The number increased in 2007 to 11,100 admissions involving 8,600 individuals.

Meanwhile, events will take place across Ireland this evening to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

A candlelight vigil is being held outside the Bank of Ireland on College Green in Dublin this evening by the 3T's charity (Turn the Tide of Suicide).

An information evening is also being hosted by the group Save Our Sons and Daughters. It takes place in the Westcourt Hotel in Drogheda at 8pm.