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This photo is from their last family holiday together in New York. In the photo from left to right. Josh Edmonds age 21 with mum and dad Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds

Lean into your grief in whatever way works best for you was the strong message from the documentary, A Love That Never Dies, shown by the Irish Hospic(...)

The Buddhist centre of Dzogchen Beara in Co Cork offers stunning views of Bantry Bay. Photograph: Photographicmemory.ie

Getting time away on your own is, for lots of us, the dream break – but a solo trip can be hard to justify. It can feel selfish, especially during the(...)

Maurice Healy, right: “I would like people who are giving to stand up and say they are giving.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Philanthropist of the year Maurice Healy has said other philanthropists should go public on the work they do even if they consider it “vulgar”. Mr (...)

The communal dining room at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan

So how’s that book going, the one you started writing back in January? Finished? All edited, polished, ready to send off to agents and publishers and(...)

Many groups offer bereaved parents and siblings support

Christmas is a lonely time for bereaved parents who often find the run-up to the day, with all the accompanying anticipation, more difficult than the(...)

‘As a bereaved parent, my thoughts were first for these young people’s mums and dads, brothers and sisters as they start their tough journey through the intense grief and loss. Our thoughts are still with them.’ Above, one of  many messages and bouquets of flowers left near the scene of the fourth-floor balcony collapse  in Berkeley, California. EPA/PETER DASILVA

The death of a precious child of any age goes against the law of nature. In an ideal world adult children bury their elderly parents who have lived a (...)

Steal away to write that novel
  • Travel
  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

In 1998 Sue Booth-Forbes, an American teacher, writer and editor who had been running creative retreats on a voluntary basis in Boston, decided(...)