Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, patron of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation at the Magheramore site, Co Wicklow. Picture: Garry O’Neill

The HSE has poured cold water on claims by campaigners in Co Wicklow of an imminent go-ahead for their plans to build a hospice for the county. (...)

Daniel Day-Lewis said the people of Wicklow had raised €3 million to start building a hospice later this year but that further funding to complete the project was not guaranteed because ‘there is not a lot of money to spare in Ireland right now’. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis made a surprise appearance at the American Ireland Fund annual dinner in New York last night to help raise(...)