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'Nobody is dying alone here': How one hospice is dealing with end of life care during the Covid-19 crisis
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'Nobody is dying alone here': How one hospice is dealing with end of life care during the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 16,831 Views 2 Comments

Due to Covid-19, the hospice is now restricting visitors to two at a time for patients.

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

Apr 28th 2018, 9:00 PM 40,919 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Dec 12th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,898 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Jun 6th 2016, 12:00 PM 31,188 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Jul 17th 2014, 9:12 AM 22,160 Views 191 Comments

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

Jul 17th 2014, 6:15 AM 7,674 Views 9 Comments

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

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards
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People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards

Jul 15th 2014, 2:56 PM 8,096 Views 30 Comments

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

Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients
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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.

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

May 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 8,396 Views 10 Comments

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

Poll: Do you support assisted suicide?
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Poll: Do you support assisted suicide?

Nov 18th 2012, 12:34 PM 10,027 Views 92 Comments

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?

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

Jun 9th 2012, 7:00 PM 65 Views 16 Comments

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