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# dying - 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.

# dying - 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.

# dying - Sunday 20 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge 19 tweets that perfectly describe your hangover Poxy Hangover

19 tweets that perfectly describe your hangover

“I hope I didn’t agree to go on a hike.”

# dying - 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.

# dying - Thursday 6 October, 2016

"My four-year-old son got up on the stool, held my father's hand, and kissed him"

Watching a loved one slip away is hard enough, writes Denis Goodbody, but good palliative care supports the family as well as the patient.

# dying - Sunday 29 May, 2016

If you die in Sweden, it's a month before you get buried

The Swedes are notoriously slow at making arrangements.

# dying - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge The 15 levels of hangover Dying

The 15 levels of hangover

Hangover level: The Worst.

# dying - Saturday 14 November, 2015

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?

# dying - Saturday 7 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge 6 of Ireland's worst hangovers of recent years Dying

# dying - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Why don't men live as long as women?

Because of heart disease.

# dying - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

The death café is coming to Dublin

Don’t worry, it’s not as worrying as it sounds.

# dying - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Could you have a stroke in the next 10 years? Where you live could have a lot to do with it...

A new risk detection method aims to predict heart disease and strokes in people over 40.

# dying - Monday 12 January, 2015

"It is corpses everywhere": Survivors of Boko Haram attacks describe the horror they've seen

The militant group is responsible for the deaths of around 2,000 people.

# dying - Friday 17 October, 2014

Three quarters of Irish people want to die at home

Most people would like their condition managed by pain medication though almost three-quarters have not written any kind of care directive or given an indication of what they want to family members.

# dying - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Internet rallies to help dying father see final Hobbit movie Hobbitmovielastrequest

Internet rallies to help dying father see final Hobbit movie

Will Peter Jackson see the request?

# dying - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Opinion: Grief can be unpredictable, so a good send-off for a departed loved one is essential

A funeral provides mourners a space to accept death and to safely explore their grief and loss.

# dying - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards

The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.

# dying - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients

Currently the eligibility period is six months, though one in five people who have these cards live longer and are then forced to undergo a means test.

# dying - Friday 27 June, 2014

Are you comfortable talking about death and dying?

A new report has highlighted how end of life care in Ireland could be improved.

# dying - Friday 31 January, 2014

Russian men drink too much vodka...and it's killing them

At present, one in four Russian men die before the age of 55.

# dying - Friday 13 December, 2013

Column: Families who assist their loved ones to die will continue to feel the full wrath of the law if it is not changed

Today, the case began of Gail O’Rorke who has been charged under the Criminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993 for assisting an MS sufferer to die.

# dying - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Byrne: Help people in Irish hospitals die with dignity

The Hollywood star was speaking at the launch of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Design and Dignity Fund in the USA.

# dying - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Hundreds of families applying for grants to help cover high funeral costs

The Department of Social Protection is paying out more than €5 million every year to help people cover funeral and burial expenses for their loved ones.

# dying - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Parents concerned over hours of HSE care for dying son

Parents concerned over hours of HSE care for dying son

Liam Heffernan is just five years old, but does not have long to live. His parents say they are looking for more help from the HSE.

# dying - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality

We produce enough food for 10 times our population, but the horsemeat scandal shows just how inequality has forced people to low-price, low-quality food, writes Richard Manton.

# dying - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Dumped and dying, Finzi's tale serves as warning to dog owners Rescued This post contains images

Dumped and dying, Finzi's tale serves as warning to dog owners

Finzi’s tale is a cautionary one for dog owners, vet Pete Wedderburn said, warning people to make sure to worm their dogs.

# dying - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Column: I wrote a book about terminal cancer. Then, I was told I had it

Author Mary McCarthy describes the moment she learned she had cancer, and her feelings about death.

# dying - Friday 28 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge This guy wanted to propose to his girlfriend - so he pretended to crash a plane In-descent Proposal This post contains videos

This guy wanted to propose to his girlfriend - so he pretended to crash a plane

“She thought we were dying and ended up with a ring!” says the prankster.

# dying - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

‘A slow process’: nothing can be done for dying Baltimore whale

The whale was still breathing this morning but pools of blood have formed beside the pier.

# dying - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Column: Dying with dignity is a right, not a privilege

We all hope for a good death – but in the current system not many of us will get one, writes Sharon Foley of the Irish Hospice Foundation.