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

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

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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death' Common Ground

'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.

19 tweets that perfectly describe your hangover

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing' Death Charter

'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.

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

"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.

From TheJournal.ie If you die in Sweden, it's a month before you get buried The Name Of The Game

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

The Swedes are notoriously slow at making arrangements.

The 15 levels of hangover

Hangover level: The Worst.

From TheJournal.ie Last Rites: the arrival of a priest is a monument to finality in Irish life Last Rites

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?

From TheJournal.ie Why don't men live as long as women? Matter Of Heart

Why don't men live as long as women?

Because of heart disease.

From TheJournal.ie The death café is coming to Dublin Death And Coffee

The death café is coming to Dublin

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie "It is corpses everywhere": Survivors of Boko Haram attacks describe the horror they've seen Nigeria

"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.

From TheJournal.ie Three quarters of Irish people want to die at home Death

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.

Internet rallies to help dying father see final Hobbit movie

Will Peter Jackson see the request?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Grief can be unpredictable, so a good send-off for a departed loved one is essential Death

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.

From TheJournal.ie People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards End Of Life Report

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards

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

From TheJournal.ie Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients Terminally Ill

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.

From TheJournal.ie Are you comfortable talking about death and dying? Conversation

Are you comfortable talking about death and dying?

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

From TheJournal.ie Russian men drink too much vodka...and it's killing them Alcohol Poisoning

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Byrne: Help people in Irish hospitals die with dignity Dignity Fund

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of families applying for grants to help cover high funeral costs Death In Ireland

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I wrote a book about terminal cancer. Then, I was told I had it Read Me

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie ‘A slow process’: nothing can be done for dying Baltimore whale Baltimore Whale

‘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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Dying with dignity is a right, not a privilege Opinion

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.