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# dying - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'I'm not dying' - Argentina legend Maradona dismisses daughter's concerns
# Response
From The42
# Response

'I'm not dying' - Argentina legend Maradona dismisses daughter's concerns

Nov 6th 2019, 10:58 PM 5,713 Views 3 Comments

The World Cup winner has allayed fears over his physical condition while also revealing he plans to donate his fortune to charity when he does pass on.

# dying - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 9,151 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Common Ground
# Common Ground

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

Jul 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 26,112 Views 4 Comments

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

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

19 tweets that perfectly describe your hangover

Nov 20th 2016, 9:30 AM 9,888 Views 3 Comments

“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'
# Death Charter
# Death Charter

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

Oct 15th 2016, 8:30 PM 33,502 Views 12 Comments

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"
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 6th 2016, 8:30 PM 832 Views 8 Comments

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 Name Of The Game
# The Name Of The Game

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

May 29th 2016, 6:00 PM 42,742 Views 42 Comments

The Swedes are notoriously slow at making arrangements.

# dying - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

The 15 levels of hangover
# Dying
From The Daily Edge
# Dying

The 15 levels of hangover

Nov 18th 2015, 1:03 PM 9,236 Views 5 Comments

Hangover level: The Worst.

# dying - Saturday 14 November, 2015

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

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

Nov 14th 2015, 6:45 AM 9,452 Views 16 Comments

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

# dying - Saturday 7 November, 2015

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

6 of Ireland's worst hangovers of recent years

Nov 7th 2015, 11:16 AM 8,857 Views 0 Comments

Hanging.

# dying - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Why don't men live as long as women?
# Matter Of Heart
# Matter Of Heart

Why don't men live as long as women?

Jul 11th 2015, 8:30 PM 20,226 Views 37 Comments

Because of heart disease.

# dying - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

The death café is coming to Dublin
# Death And Coffee
# Death And Coffee

The death café is coming to Dublin

May 27th 2015, 10:25 AM 34,412 Views 33 Comments

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...
# Risk Detection
# Risk Detection

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

Mar 26th 2015, 6:03 AM 18,805 Views 6 Comments

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
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

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

Jan 12th 2015, 8:35 PM 15,197 Views 28 Comments

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
# Death
# Death

Three quarters of Irish people want to die at home

Oct 17th 2014, 3:23 PM 7,272 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Internet rallies to help dying father see final Hobbit movie

Oct 8th 2014, 7:44 AM 3,781 Views 0 Comments

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
# Death
# Death

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

Aug 30th 2014, 7:00 PM 1,701 Views 16 Comments

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
# End Of Life Report
# End Of Life Report

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards

Jul 15th 2014, 2:56 PM 8,095 Views 30 Comments

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
# Terminally Ill
# Terminally Ill

Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:45 AM 4,486 Views 6 Comments

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?
# Conversation
# Conversation

Are you comfortable talking about death and dying?

Jun 27th 2014, 12:30 PM 9,166 Views 44 Comments

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
# Alcohol Poisoning
# Alcohol Poisoning

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

Jan 31st 2014, 7:30 AM 17,289 Views 42 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 13th 2013, 12:11 PM 101 Views 20 Comments

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
# Dignity Fund
# Dignity Fund

Byrne: Help people in Irish hospitals die with dignity

Nov 13th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,746 Views 14 Comments

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
# Death In Ireland
# Death In Ireland

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

Aug 17th 2013, 7:45 AM 16,322 Views 50 Comments

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

Aug 6th 2013, 8:30 PM 18,833 Views 31 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 1st 2013, 7:00 AM 39 Views 21 Comments

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
# Rescued

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

Mar 10th 2013, 8:20 AM 14,335 Views 25 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Oct 14th 2012, 7:30 PM 266 Views 52 Comments

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

# dying - Friday 28 September, 2012

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

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

Sep 28th 2012, 1:41 PM 18,690 Views 31 Comments

“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
# Baltimore Whale
# Baltimore Whale

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

Aug 15th 2012, 12:45 PM 13,881 Views 77 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 3rd 2011, 9:34 AM 428 Views 11 Comments

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.