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IL-A4-1d1i-2Col-2725c-BkCancer remains the leading cause of death and illness in Kerry, according to new figures.

The statistics from Irish Life show it paid out over €3.3 million in claims in the county during 2015, and cancer accounted for 54 per cent of them.

The average age of death claims in Co Kerry was 60 years, and 51 years for specified illness claims.

These figures are part of an overall national analysis of the illnesses and conditions that led to payments of over €204 million to 5,500 customers and their families last year.