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#end of life

# end-of-life - Saturday 28 April, 2018

WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel' Our Lady's Hospice This post contains videos

WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel'

“This may be the last room someone will live in.”

# end-of-life - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Almost half of older people depressed in months before death, according to study

The end of life study also found that nearly half (46%) of participants died in a hospital.

# end-of-life - Monday 6 June, 2016

Palliative care patient 'was left groaning in pain before death'

According to new research, one family member said trying to get help for a loved one was like “dealing with the mafia”.

# end-of-life - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Poll: Does it matter that the Gaeltacht Minister isn't fluent in Irish? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does it matter that the Gaeltacht Minister isn't fluent in Irish?

Junior Minister Joe McHugh, from Donegal, has a special responsibility for Gaeltacht matters.

You can now put your final wishes securely online for use in an emergency

The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Think Ahead is now entering its second phase, after already proving popular with the public.

# end-of-life - 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.

# end-of-life - 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.

# end-of-life - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Do you feel weird talking about your own death? You shouldn't

A new study has found that, in a GP setting anyway, most people aren’t.

# end-of-life - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Poll: Do you support assisted suicide? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support assisted suicide?

A case currently being heard before the High Court is asking whether Irish people have the constitutional right to an assisted suicide. What do you think?

# end-of-life - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Column: Living wills could help end the taboo of death in Ireland

Living wills would remove doctors’ God-like ability to decide what happens to people who may be approaching the end of their life, writes Liam Twomey