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# death - Yesterday’s News


# death - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Man dies after being left ‘brain-dead’ in French drug trial

Three others face irreversible brain damage after taking part in the drugs trial.

# death - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

‘Our love of Bowie brought me and my wife together. I couldn’t bring myself to wake her to tell her the news’

Damien Lennon reflects on the death of one of his musical heroes, David Bowie.

Christy O’Connor Jnr’s faith helped him through the tragic death of his son

That’s according to Fr Michael Kelly’s homily at the requiem mass for the golfer today.

# death - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Housemate Monika Matracka charged with murder of Polish man Michal Rejmer

According to the charge sheet, it is alleged she attacked the victim with a knife.

# death - Friday 8 January, 2016

‘He is bleeding all over and I may have killed him’: 911 call made by Jason Corbett’s father-in-law

Tom and Molly Martens face charges over the death.

# death - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Watch: Operation Transformation leader tells story of teenage son’s sudden death Tragedy This post contains videos

Watch: Operation Transformation leader tells story of teenage son’s sudden death

“The impact of that, no-one gives you a manual for it or no-one can understand it unless it has happened to them.”

# death - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Friend of San Bernadino shooter pleads not guilty to terror charges

He faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

# death - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Man was shot while sitting in a car with his wife outside Blackhorse Avenue pub

Gardaí say it is extremely lucky nobody else was killed in the shooting.

# death - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

‘A funeral should sum up a person’s life. There are tears, but laughter too’

Father Seamus Ahearne writes about the challenges, pressures – and the lessons he has learned from presiding over many funerals.

# death - Sunday 27 December, 2015

It’s an unusual career path, but being a funeral director is a rewarding job

Genuinely spoken words at a funeral service can break your heart, however, we must remain clearly focused and in control, writes Graham Gleasure.

# death - Saturday 26 December, 2015

‘The sudden death of my daughter changed my life forever’

When Valerie O’Riordan was told her daughter had died, she dropped to the ground.

Young man dies after being hit by a car in Carlow

The incident happened yesterday evening on the R448 road between Carlow and Castledermot.

# death - Thursday 24 December, 2015

‘It’s more about life than death’ – Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery A Living History This post contains images

‘It’s more about life than death’ – Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery

Historian Conor Dodd talks to us about the enduring appeal of the place where 1.5 million people have been laid to rest.

# death - Monday 21 December, 2015

How to support a bereaved person at Christmas A Difficult Time This post contains videos

How to support a bereaved person at Christmas

This time of year can be particularly difficult for someone who has lost a loved one.

# death - Friday 11 December, 2015

‘Don’t cry, your mum’s in the room. And me? I was dying inside.’

Young people often struggle to access support following the death of a loved one.

# death - Sunday 29 November, 2015

‘Part of me half expected it’, Bob Geldof opens up about the death of his daughter Peaches

The Irish musician also talked about using the same words as his father when telling his children about the death of Paula Yates.

Investigation into case of young man with learning difficulties who was beaten to death re-opened

David Clarke was savagely beaten and died after weeks of being bullied.

# 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.