American entrepreneur Chuck Feeney (centre) signs papers to dissolve his Atlantic Philanthropies foundation at his office in San Francisco. The signing was witnessed by Christopher Oechsli, president and chief executive of the foundation, and Mr Feeney’s wife Helga.

Veteran American entrepreneur Chuck Feeney has signed the papers to dissolve his Atlantic Philanthropies foundation that provided more than $8 billion(...)

It can be hard to get a price for a coffin, but one made of less expensive wood with a flat lid and plain sides will be less costly. File photograph: The Irish Times

We don’t talk about death enough, a third of Irish people say. More women than men think that, according to an Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) survey. (...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny will be unveiled as ‘the voice’ of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s new national bereavement counselling service for those suffering loss. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Like most people who have spent a lifetime in politics, former taoiseach and Mayo TD Enda Kenny was no stranger to funerals and graveyards during a 45(...)

Friends and neighbours of the late Frank McDonald gather outside their homes on Grove Park Avenue in Dublin earlier this month as his funeral cortege passed  down the street wherehe lived for  60 years. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A large majority of people believe the Covid-19 pandemic has made the public rethink the way it deals with death and bereavement, a new survey by the (...)

Dame Cecily Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement, said: “How people die remains in the memory of those that live on.” Therefore, a good de(...)

Sr Helen Culhane, founder and director of the Children’s Grief Centre in Limerick. “When children are bereaved, they feel their whole lives are out of control.” Photograph:  Arthur Ellis.

Children used to be excluded from funerals in the misguided belief that their absence would spare them some of the pain of bereavement. Families didn’(...)

Irish Hospice Foundation chief executive Sharon Foley said ‘dying alone is hugely problematic both for the dying person and their families’. Photograph: Getty Images

At least one family member should be allowed stay with a person dying of Covid-19 virus, the Irish Hospice Foundation has recommended. Currently only (...)

Talking about death can be an awkward conversation, but one that is worth having The Irish wake might be renowned the world over as a fabulous s(...)

When asked what was the most important support an employer could provide to an employee who is bereaved, 75 per cent of Irish adults said they would like to be treated with compassion.

Next month marks the seventh anniversary of my mother’s death and I can still vividly remember the day I returned to work after her funeral. I sat on (...)

Ronan Scully sets off with friends on the  Bay to Bay charity  walk from  Ardmore Bay in Waterford  to Galway Bay this weekend.

A former Operation Transformation contestant will bring the distance he has walked for charity over the past 27 years to 10,000 miles in the coming we(...)

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