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# death - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Man found dead after Dublin house fire

Another man was treated at the scene.

# death - Monday 23 November, 2015

Two men arrested over death of 27-year-old in Navan

Christopher Nevin was beaten and stabbed last week.

# death - Monday 16 November, 2015

“There is something profound about holding someone as they take their last breaths”

Your experiences of grief, in your own words.

# death - Sunday 15 November, 2015

The traditional Irish wake: Why rumours of its demise have been greatly exaggerated

“The terrible thing about dying over there is that you miss your own wake,” Dave Allen once said. But is the tradition still as popular?

‘It’s my job to help the family plan and care for their dying children at home’

Anne Tan’s career changed after meeting two terminally ill children.

“There are worse things than dying” – how Irish medical workers deal with the final journey

Doctors, nurses and specialists told us what death means to them as an experience.

# death - Saturday 14 November, 2015

‘I lost two brothers to suicide. It’s unimaginable that it could happen twice’

With suicide you are robbed of the natural grieving process. It should be about the person but the act takes over, writes Mary O’Neill.

What is it that makes Irish people fight over wills?

Where there’s a will – there’s a potential family falling out of seismic proportions.

‘What I’ve learned from working in a crematorium for 33 years’

“Down through the years I’ve seen some really tragic cases … It can be hard.”

Last Rites: the arrival of a priest is a monument to finality in Irish life

How do people who are around death as a job handle it?

# death - Friday 13 November, 2015

My Dad was a mortician, so it’s no surprise I ended up as an embalmer

Pamela Murphy had a unique upbringing in that her father was a mortician, so working as an embalmer never fazed her.

# death - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Organising a funeral: The unexpected challenges when a loved ones dies

It can seem like an overwhelming task – here it is step by step.

Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask Last Rites This post contains videos

Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask

An expert tells us what we can do to support bereaved people, how to talk to children about loss, and if there’s a good alternative to mass cards.

# death - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

‘Then everyone died’: I lost four people I loved in 14 months

“Your heart will always be a little bit broken – and that’s okay.”

Advice: What to say – and not say – to a friend who is recently bereaved Support This post contains videos

Advice: What to say – and not say – to a friend who is recently bereaved

Running away and saying nothing at all is often the worst. But there are times to ‘show up and shut up’.

# death - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Tom Clonan: Who? How? Why? Figuring out the Russian plane crash

The Russian plane crash on the Sinai Peninsula has a lot in common with other bombings, writes columnist Tom Clonan.

# death - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Gardaí investigating sudden death of man at Dundalk pub

Gardaí have launched an investigation into the circumstances of the man’s death.

# death - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Galway man (30) killed in collision with road train in Western Australia

A councillor and neighbour of the family in the village of Woodpark said it was a “dreadfully sad time”.

# death - Monday 26 October, 2015

‘Money can’t buy life’: The last words of 18 famous people

“I should never have switched from scotch to martinis.”

# death - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

White powder in luggage of arrested woman wasn’t drugs, it was baking soda

The woman was on board the Aer Lingus flight on which a man died.

A final farewell: As the bells tolled, five coffins were taken from the hearses

With five coffins sitting before the altar, sadness could be seen etched on the faces of everyone in the church that day.

# death - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

‘Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words’ RIP

‘Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words’

The first of the Carrickmines funerals took place in Bray today.

# death - Monday 19 October, 2015

Mystery surrounds sudden death of former BBC journalist

Jacky Sutton’s colleagues and friends have disputed claims that she took her own life.

Woman arrested on same Aer Lingus flight as man who died

A post mortem is due to be performed today on the 25-year-old Brazilian man who died on the Lisbon-Dublin flight yesterday evening.

# death - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Teenage boy crushed to death as typhoon in Philippines forces thousands to flee

At least eight people have been reported missing.

# death - Friday 16 October, 2015

Baby girl dies after being thrown from sixth-floor window

She is the third child killed that way in New York in three months.

# death - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

‘Nothing else seemed to matter when she died. I didn’t understand why God would take our little girl?’

Michael McEnery provides a personal and heartfelt account of the loss of his young daughter Annabel to cancer. Here he talks about how he and his family got through such a horrific ordeal.

# death - Monday 12 October, 2015

Video shows last moments of two young men’s lives as they sped to their deaths

The video shows that the men were driving above 90 mph while driving along a quiet country road.

# death - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Questions raised after man dies on busy Dublin street

The man was found in the doorway of a Starbucks on Westmoreland Street in the city centre.

# death - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Cathriona White to be laid to rest in her hometown on Saturday RIP

Cathriona White to be laid to rest in her hometown on Saturday

The aspiring actress and make-up artist died tragically in late September.

# death - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Flight forced into emergency landing after pilot dies in cockpit

It’s understood that pilot Michael Johnston died from a heart attack.

# death - Monday 5 October, 2015

Tributes flood in for 19-year-old killed in weekend farming accident

Adam Mangan was involved with Offaly minor football team and also Tullamore Rugby Club.

# death - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Man (69) dies after falling off roof in Cavan

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Man in his 60s killed after overnight fire at Limerick house

The incident happened late last night.

Second British teenager found dead in Ibiza in a week

Rebeca Maria Brock was found dead on Monday.

Mother arrested after baby falls from building with umbilical cord still attached

The baby’s death was ruled a homicide, meaning she had been born alive.

# death - Friday 25 September, 2015

Homeless man found dead off Dublin’s Dawson Street

The man’s body was found on Dawson Lane. Gardaí say the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police want to speak with these men over wallet stolen from man who fell from Derry walls

Conall Kerrigan died last month after falling from the walls.

# death - Monday 21 September, 2015

Tributes flood in for young man who died at Dublin half-marathon RIP

Tributes flood in for young man who died at Dublin half-marathon

John McHugh (23) collapsed at the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon on Saturday.

# death - Friday 18 September, 2015

Irish people’s binge drinking could increase our risk of cancer

More than half of people who drink do so irresponsibly.