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# bereavement - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

'Remembering our loss': National and local events to commemorate those we have lost during Covid-19

In the government’s new plan on living with Covid-19 is a section on how we mark those who have died during the pandemic.

# bereavement - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Free national bereavement support line launched by Irish Hospice Foundation

The national freephone service – 1800 80 70 77 – will be available Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm.

# bereavement - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Opinion: A shock diagnosis left me a 30-year-old widower - here is how I survived

‘Something I’ve tried to live by over the past year is a lesson I learned soon after the bereavement- you honour the dead by choosing to live well, writes Noel Byrne.

# bereavement - Friday 18 January, 2019

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died

Rhona Butler said the current process is not fair on the student, family or school involved.

# bereavement - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Dealing with the loss of an infant: 'The fact is your world will stop. You become a different person'

The FirstLight charity is holding a walk in memory of children who have passed away on 8 September.

# bereavement - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Dealing with grief on Father's Day: 'We won't mourn the loss of Adam, but we’ll celebrate everything he gave us'

Father’s Day can be a tough day for those who have lost a child or a father.

# bereavement - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Column: 'I felt a wave of guilt come over me. How was I laughing in a world my mum wasn’t in?'

There is no guide to tell you how to cope with life after loss, writes Mairead Doyle.

# bereavement - Friday 9 March, 2018

'After years of caring for my late husband, who and what am I now that I'm no longer a wife or carer?'

Being an ex carer has left me with an awful void in my life, writes Annie McGuinness.

# bereavement - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons'

It’s a fitting a tribute to Donna to finally be myself, writes Neil Fox.

# bereavement - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Column: 'I'm facing my second Christmas without my partner, Patric'

Grief doesn’t define who I am but it’s shaped the person I’ve become, writes Jenny Gilleece.

# bereavement - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Christmas without loved ones: 'Try to keep it simple. The first year is very, very difficult'

Christmas can be a tough time for those who have lost a loved one.

# bereavement - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study

The widowed were 20% more likely to develop dementia than married people, the meta analysis indicated.

# bereavement - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Do Irish people hoard things when we lose someone close to us?

Irish researchers want your help to answer this very question.

# bereavement - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'Dying alone. Like my mother did': Irish people are sharing their fears about serious illness and death

The Irish Hospice Foundation gathered opinions of over 2,000 people.

# bereavement - Saturday 8 July, 2017

'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems'

Joan Deane helps people deal with the trauma of losing someone through homicide.

# bereavement - Friday 7 July, 2017

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

# bereavement - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'To me, Father's Day is just like any other day because there's always something missing'

Father’s Day can be a tough day for those who have lost a child or a father.

# bereavement - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

McDonald's pulls TV ad accused of using child bereavement to sell fast food Not Loving It This post contains videos

# bereavement - Saturday 11 March, 2017

# bereavement - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'

The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to talk about death, dying and grief more openly.

# bereavement - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Savita Halappanavar "at the core" of new care standards for bereaved parents

The HSE launched its national standards for bereavement care following pregnancy loss today.

# bereavement - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

A young child telling me about the death of a parent or sibling is the hardest part of my job

I feel privileged to be working with and for the bereaved, writes Brid Carroll

# bereavement - 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.

# bereavement - 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.

# bereavement - 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.

# bereavement - Saturday 14 November, 2015

'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.”

# bereavement - Friday 13 November, 2015

'Kate is my daughter. Kate was born still and silent. It is the loudest heartbreak.'

A mother-of-three on the heartbreak of having a stillborn daughter.

# bereavement - Thursday 12 November, 2015

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.

# bereavement - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

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’.

# bereavement - 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.

# bereavement - Thursday 17 September, 2015

'In the beginning it rips you apart': Parents discuss losing a child Coping With Grief This post contains videos

'In the beginning it rips you apart': Parents discuss losing a child

Anam Cara has released a series of videos aimed at helping bereaved families.

# bereavement - Saturday 12 September, 2015

'What would you tweet from your deathbed?'

A conversation between 300 people – about dying.

# bereavement - Friday 11 September, 2015

'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death' Think Ahead This post contains videos

# bereavement - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Should workers get paid bereavement leave? Grief This post contains a poll

Should workers get paid bereavement leave?

There is no legal entitlement to it at present.

# bereavement - Monday 15 June, 2015

Death is a constant companion through life. So why are we afraid of discussing it?

Death is the one constant which unites us all.

# bereavement - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Will I ever adjust to the fact that my mother is gone?

Despite all these years, the pain of losing her remains. Grief, unfortunately, does not follow a defined trajectory.

# bereavement - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

U2 gig to go ahead as scheduled following death of Larry Mullen's father RIP

U2 gig to go ahead as scheduled following death of Larry Mullen's father

The band are due to play a concert in Vancouver tomorrow night.

# bereavement - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Column: The Ghosts of Christmas Past – dealing with loss at Christmas

Mum’s kitschy Christmas apron that we used to slag her mercilessly about. Her make up, hurriedly applied between basting the turkey and topping the sprouts. All that is gone now. And God, how I miss it.

# bereavement - Saturday 11 October, 2014

'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it'

LauraLynn palliative carers are looking after 40 families, who say the HSE respite could be organised a lot quicker.

# bereavement - Friday 10 October, 2014

'Losing three babies is an experience that will stay with me forever'

Parents who have lost children will come together for a remembrance service in Cork this evening.

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