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It was three days before I was due to fly home that my sister’s husband broached the subject of the funeral. We had researched the options beforeha(...)

Dr Paul D’Alton: If we do not address the psychological challenges underpinning end of life in Ireland, our attempts to help our citizens to die well are at the very least compromised.

At the end of life there are four things that matter most. Prof Ira Byock, director of palliative medicine in Dartmouth medical school in the US, a do(...)

Catherine McGuinness: As chairwoman of the National Council of the Forum on the End of Life, McGuinness will address a conference in Dublin on Thursday, on dying and death. Photograph:Frank Miller

‘Statistically, we’re all living longer these days, but we haven’t necessarily done a great deal about it,” says former Supreme Court judge, Mrs Justi(...)