Friday, November 28, 2014
Ask anyone about death and the Irish and they will say that we do it well. So well that, assuming death arrives after a full life, some who like a (...)
Organisations around Ireland have been responding to Budget 2015. Here’s what they had to say on...The 9 per cent VAT rate Irish Hotels Federation: T(...)
Anne Merriman looks at least 20 years younger than her actual age of 79, an impression reinforced because she also speaks with the passion and intensi(...)
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has promised to reform the discretionary medical card system after a report called for greater sensitivity in the way(...)
What is it like to die in Ireland in 2014? Is it getting better or worse? Have you thought about your death? Have you a friend or family member at ris(...)
Ireland’s growing ageing population means that the number of people living with dementia will treble in a generation.
There are currently almos(...)
He was only five years old but John O’Connell still remembers the moment he was told his mum had died – two days after the event. “It was weird becaus(...)
The Ombudsman’s reflections on end-of-life care will hopefully add momentum to the gathering debate on how we deal with death. In his report, A Good D(...)
Many moons ago I worked in a hospice. Well, to be accurate, I was the first doctor on the homecare team at St Francis Hospice in Raheny, Dublin.
End-of-life care could be improved through better communication with patients and their family and friends, a new report suggests.The report by Ombuds(...)
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