A report has revealed that cancer is the main cause of death and illness in Dublin.
The report, put together by insurance firm Irish Life, revealed that the disease is killing more Dubliners than anything else. The second of the top two health hazards was heart related conditions.
Speaking about the report, Irish Life spokesman Martin Duffy commented on Dubliners and their worrying lack of life insurance:
“None of us can predict the future, however our 2016 report highlights how important it is that the people of Dublin protect themselves against any financial difficulties caused by unexpected illness or death.”
“This is shown by the fact that accidents were the second biggest cause of life insurance claims for people under 40 years, while nearly 40% of our specified illness claims were for people under 50 years, which are startling figures.”
“When we look at how young many of our claimants are, it’s worrying that a third of parents still say they’ve no life insurance at all. However, this seems to be changing, as Irish Life’s recent research carried out with RED C** found that over 200,000 parents intend to buy life insurance this year, that’s over double the number when we last did this research in 2015.”
According to Dublin Live, figures have also been revealed that Irish Life paid out a staggering €55million to families of cancer sufferers and sufferers themselves who were affected by the disease during 2016.