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(...)

Some of the 21 synchronised swimmers training for their charity performance in Clontarf Baths with coach Aoife Drumm. Photograph: Alan Betson

The morning is still and dull around the Clontarf Baths. The sky is porridge grey thanks to a curtain of mist hanging down so low you can barely make (...)

 Aisling McConnell (47), centre who is in palliative care for breast cancer, with her husband, Peter, and daughter, Emma Louise, (15),  at  home in Swords. Photograph: Damien Eagers

At the first mention of palliative care, Aisling Keavey thought “that’s me gone”. So much for the 2½ years she had been told she might have after bei(...)

The Dying with Dignity group – Tom Curran, Vicky Phelan, Gino Kenny TD and Gail O’Rorke – campaigning outside Leinster House in September 2020.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Planned legislation before the Oireachtas which seeks to legalise assisted dying in Ireland is “deeply flawed” and leaves the population open to “sign(...)

The archbishop ‘faced many challenges in administration and necessary changes’, the President said. Photograph: The Irish Times/Dara Mac Dónaill

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, who formally stands down next Tuesday, has been praised for his “courage, tenacity and compassion,” by (...)

Google allocated €150,000 to the Ringsend Community Services Forum (RCSF) a local community networking group with a membership of 49 community groups

The US business community in Ireland has a long-standing tradition of supporting local community projects and initiatives. Indeed, a conservative esti(...)

By 2021 the number of over-65s will have grown by 36 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

The Government should move to guarantee a fixed level of funding in return for specified levels of services from the voluntary hospice sector to meet (...)

Darragh Hynes from Ratoath raised money for the St Francis Hospice in Dublin by holding a culture night in the village theatre. Photograph: Foróige

A 17-year-old student from Co Meath was named the overall national winner of the Aldi Foróige Citizenship Awards on Saturday for his project which rai(...)

Melvin Rattigan (21), of St Mary’s Park, Dunsink Lane, Finglas, Dublin, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court where he received 240 hours of community service. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 18-year-old driver who fled the scene after his car hit a cyclist has been sentenced to community service in lieu of going to prison. Melvin Rattig(...)

Eamon Cooke at Radio Dublin’s studio in Clondalkin on 2001.  Photograph: COlin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Convicted paedophile Eamon Cooke died of lung cancer, an inquest has heard. Cooke was an inmate at Arbour Hill Prison in Dublin 7 when his health det(...)

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