Irish Hospice Foundation chief executive Sharon Foley: Many working in hospices “would be very conflicted” about helping someone to die even if it was their wish.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It remains highly unlikely assisted dying would be facilitated in hospices, the chief executive of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) has said. Speak(...)

 Dr Tony Holohan said the family “were humbled and greatly comforted by the extraordinary number of messages of condolence”. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The State’s chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan has thanked all those who showed his family great kindness following the death of his wife earlier t(...)

Bernie Byrne, St Martin’s Shop at Knock Shrine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Over the decades, hundreds of people came into Byrne’s shop in Knock, Co Mayo, to ask John Joe Byrne for the umpteenth time about the story of the Kno(...)

Lot 76 Barca by Michael Foley ( €1,000- €1,500) at the Morgan O’Driscoll sale

Words used by the late Seamus Heaney to describe sculptural artist John Behan really resonate this spring with the recent frenzy of NFT (non-fungible (...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan by the casket of his wife, Dr Emer Feely, as it arrives for her funeral Mass at St Pius X Church, Terenure, Dublin. Photograph: Damien Storan/PA Wire

Dr Emer Feely, the wife of chief medical officer Tony Holohan, was “a ray of sunshine that could brighten up the dullest of Mondays”, her daughter tol(...)

Dr Emer Feely, a specialist in public health medicine and a medical graduate of UCD, had been battling a terminal form of blood cancer, multiple myeloma, since 2012. Photograph: RIP

The death has occurred of Emer Feely, the wife of the State’s chief medical officer Tony Holohan, after a long illness. Dr Feely, a specialist in pub(...)

Pat Burke: a passion for all forms of theatre

Actor, teacher, drama director, scholar and writer Pat Burke, born on May 6th, 1943, in Johnstown, Co Kildare, was a “man for all seasons” (to borrow (...)

Msgr Tom Stack with former president Mary McAleese, Dr Martin McAleese and Archbishop Diarmiud Martin, in 2008. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The death has taken place of Msgr Tom Stack, former parish priest at Milltown in Dublin, regular contributor to The Irish Times and frequent guest on (...)

Sam and Francisco Villena with their daughter Isabella (9) and son Alex (12). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“A comfort blanket over the whole family.” “We savoured every moment.” “No area of medicine in which you can make a bigger difference.” Those seeming(...)

Mary and Christy O’Neill.

Linda O’Neill was told she’d be lucky if her father Christy would be alive for another month before he went into Our Lady’s Hospice in Dublin in a whe(...)

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