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#Irish Hospice Foundation

# irish-hospice-foundation - 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.

# irish-hospice-foundation - 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.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Saturday 11 March, 2017

# irish-hospice-foundation - 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.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Brendan Gleeson says hospice care his parents received 're-awakened his faith in humanity'

“The hospice just embraces death … and gives people the finest death possible.”

# irish-hospice-foundation - 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.

# irish-hospice-foundation - 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.

# irish-hospice-foundation - 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’.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Saturday 12 September, 2015

'What would you tweet from your deathbed?'

A conversation between 300 people – about dying.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Friday 11 September, 2015

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

# irish-hospice-foundation - 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.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Thursday 17 July, 2014

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.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Sunday 6 July, 2014

49 cyclists, 700km and one very good cause

Dozens of Irish people are set to cycle across Spain to raise vital funds for night nurses.

# irish-hospice-foundation - 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.

# irish-hospice-foundation - 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.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Friday 7 March, 2014

Pics: 55,000 children take part in National Pyjama Day to raise money for charity So Cosy This post contains images

Pics: 55,000 children take part in National Pyjama Day to raise money for charity

Money raised will go to a programme to support families caring for their seriously ill children at home.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

2,500 patients a year are denied access to hospice services

There should be 450 hospice beds in the country. Today, there are only 155 hospice beds available.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Sunday 3 March, 2013

35,000 children to wear PJs to school to raise money for hospice care

Since its establishment in 2003, National Pyjama Day has raised over €1.73 million for children’s charities in Ireland.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Friday 19 October, 2012

Ulster Bank customers can now donate to charities at ATMs

The Giving Scheme was launched across Ireland and Northern Ireland yesterday.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Irish Childhood Bereavement Network set up to support those working with grieving young people

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs said that bereaved children are “among our most vulnerable citizen”s but their voices are often not heard.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

From The42 Charitable cyclist gears up for Europe's 'toughest endurance road race' Pedal Power

Charitable cyclist gears up for Europe's 'toughest endurance road race'

While Tour de France participants put their feet up after a tough day’s slog, Duncan McKenzie will power on into the wee hours of the night and beyond.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Hospices will need 'goodwill of their local communities to keep going' - IHF

The Irish Hospice Foundation has raised concerns about the cuts imposed to the palliative care budget by the HSE’s National Service Plan.

# irish-hospice-foundation - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Online training to help people support grieving family and friends

An online training course developed by the Irish Hospice Foundation will help people to support family, friends and colleagues who have lost a person they love.

# irish-hospice-foundation - 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.