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From TheJournal.ie 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.”

From TheJournal.ie Almost half of older people depressed in months before death, according to study End Of Life

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.

From TheJournal.ie Palliative care patient 'was left groaning in pain before death' End Of Life

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie You can now put your final wishes securely online for use in an emergency Think Ahead

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Living wills could help end the taboo of death in Ireland Opinion

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