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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(...)

Older people have been especially affected by not being able to attend funerals, the Oireachtas sub-committee was told. File photograph: Getty

A national day of mourning to remember all those who died – whether of Covid-19 or not – during the pandemic is needed to help those grieve who could (...)

Fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli warplanes target a government building early on Tuesday. More than 200 people in Gaza and 10 in Israel have been killed in cross-border rocket exchanges. Photograph: Fatima Shbair/Getty Images.

The Taoiseach has condemned Israel’s response to Hamas rocket attacks on its territory as unacceptable in its “brutality and ruthlessness”. Micheál M(...)

 People Before Profit  TD Gino Kenny said the move would ‘send a message to the Israeli government but also to the Palestinian people that they are not alone, but Ireland is with them’. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

People Before Profit has appealed for support for a Dáil motion which calls on the Government to expel the Israeli ambassador as a response to Israeli(...)

The Irish Hospice Foundation said there needs to be ‘a considered forum to thoroughly examine the proposed legislation’ on assisted dying. File photograph: Getty

The debate around legislation to allow people with terminal illnesses decide the timing of their death must be “robust and balanced”, the Irish Hospic(...)

’Is fíor go bhfuil daoine sna tíortha rófhorbartha nach cás leo ligean le páistí bás a fháil gan dínit le hocras agus le cuileoga ar a mbeola de dheasca a gcuid polasaithe leithleasacha féin.’
Bás in Éirinn

Chuaigh bille Gino Kenny maidir le bás in Éirinn tríd an gcéad chéim eile sa Dáil an tseachtain seo caite. ‘Bás le Dínit’ an t-ainm deas atá air agus (...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny at a  Dying with Dignity group gathering outside Leinster House on September 14th. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Gino Kenny, the Solidarity-People Before Profit TD who has proposed a Bill to legalise assisted suicide, has said the Government is trying to “kick to(...)

Many people in the caring professions do everything to keep a patient alive but know that a peaceful death may be much better than lingering pain and terror. Many know that the line between passively allowing someone to die and actively speeding up their death is much less than absolute. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

After my mother died, my father wanted to die too. He was desolate from grief – much more, I think, than he had ever imagined. He was getting into his(...)

University lecturer Marie Fleming with her partner Tom Curran and son Simon Fleming at the High Court in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

TD Gino Kenny’s Dying with Dignity Bill has reopened an important debate about the right of doctors to assist the terminally ill end their lives at a (...)

Sinn Féin’s Eoin O’Broin: said the party will support the Bill moving to the next stage in the Dáil. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin have pledged to support the progress of new legislation which would let people who are terminally ill decide the timing of their own death. (...)

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