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#Bereavement

# bereavement - Saturday 30 January, 2021

'We were unable to visit her or to say goodbye': The people behind the Covid death toll
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

'We were unable to visit her or to say goodbye': The people behind the Covid death toll

Jan 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 44,357 Views 14 Comments

As Ireland’s Covid-19 death toll surpasses 3,000, we speak to some of the families behind the figures.

# bereavement - Thursday 19 November, 2020

'Death is always difficult but during a pandemic it's more surreal': The human side of the 2,000 lives lost to Covid-19
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

'Death is always difficult but during a pandemic it's more surreal': The human side of the 2,000 lives lost to Covid-19

Nov 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,503 Views 24 Comments

The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland surpassed 2,000 people yesterday.

# bereavement - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

'Remembering our loss': National and local events to commemorate those we have lost during Covid-19
# Living With Covid Plan
# Living With Covid Plan

'Remembering our loss': National and local events to commemorate those we have lost during Covid-19

Sep 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,270 Views 28 Comments

In the government’s new plan on living with Covid-19 is a section on how we mark those who have died during the pandemic.

# bereavement - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Free national bereavement support line launched by Irish Hospice Foundation
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

Free national bereavement support line launched by Irish Hospice Foundation

Jun 9th 2020, 7:40 AM 6,359 Views 1 Comment

The national freephone service – 1800 80 70 77 – will be available Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm.

# bereavement - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Opinion: A shock diagnosis left me a 30-year-old widower - here is how I survived
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: A shock diagnosis left me a 30-year-old widower - here is how I survived

Feb 23rd 2019, 7:30 PM 139,611 Views 20 Comments

‘Something I’ve tried to live by over the past year is a lesson I learned soon after the bereavement- you honour the dead by choosing to live well, writes Noel Byrne.

# bereavement - Friday 18 January, 2019

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died
# State Exams
# State Exams

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died

Jan 18th 2019, 2:36 PM 36,052 Views 24 Comments

Rhona Butler said the current process is not fair on the student, family or school involved.

# bereavement - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Dealing with the loss of an infant: 'The fact is your world will stop. You become a different person'
# Firstlight
# Firstlight

Dealing with the loss of an infant: 'The fact is your world will stop. You become a different person'

Sep 1st 2018, 8:15 AM 23,702 Views 12 Comments

The FirstLight charity is holding a walk in memory of children who have passed away on 8 September.

# bereavement - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Dealing with grief on Father's Day: 'We won't mourn the loss of Adam, but we’ll celebrate everything he gave us'
# Anam Cara
# Anam Cara

Dealing with grief on Father's Day: 'We won't mourn the loss of Adam, but we’ll celebrate everything he gave us'

Jun 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 28,775 Views 7 Comments

Father’s Day can be a tough day for those who have lost a child or a father.

# bereavement - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Column: 'I felt a wave of guilt come over me. How was I laughing in a world my mum wasn’t in?'
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

Column: 'I felt a wave of guilt come over me. How was I laughing in a world my mum wasn’t in?'

Mar 31st 2018, 7:30 PM 1,589 Views 10 Comments

There is no guide to tell you how to cope with life after loss, writes Mairead Doyle.

# bereavement - Friday 9 March, 2018

'After years of caring for my late husband, who and what am I now that I'm no longer a wife or carer?'
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

'After years of caring for my late husband, who and what am I now that I'm no longer a wife or carer?'

Mar 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 38,544 Views 18 Comments

Being an ex carer has left me with an awful void in my life, writes Annie McGuinness.

# bereavement - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons'
# Column
# Column

Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons'

Jan 3rd 2018, 8:30 PM 67,408 Views 23 Comments

It’s a fitting a tribute to Donna to finally be myself, writes Neil Fox.

# bereavement - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Column: 'I'm facing my second Christmas without my partner, Patric'
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

Column: 'I'm facing my second Christmas without my partner, Patric'

Dec 24th 2017, 7:00 AM 59,262 Views 18 Comments

Grief doesn’t define who I am but it’s shaped the person I’ve become, writes Jenny Gilleece.

# bereavement - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Christmas without loved ones: 'Try to keep it simple. The first year is very, very difficult'
# Anam Cara
# Anam Cara

Christmas without loved ones: 'Try to keep it simple. The first year is very, very difficult'

Dec 23rd 2017, 9:45 AM 36,884 Views 19 Comments

Christmas can be a tough time for those who have lost a loved one.

# bereavement - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study
# Heartwarming
# Heartwarming

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study

Dec 3rd 2017, 6:00 AM 8,605 Views 10 Comments

The widowed were 20% more likely to develop dementia than married people, the meta analysis indicated.

# bereavement - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Do Irish people hoard things when we lose someone close to us?
# A Way Of Grieving
# A Way Of Grieving

Do Irish people hoard things when we lose someone close to us?

Nov 12th 2017, 8:30 PM 30,316 Views 19 Comments

Irish researchers want your help to answer this very question.

# bereavement - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'Dying alone. Like my mother did': Irish people are sharing their fears about serious illness and death
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

'Dying alone. Like my mother did': Irish people are sharing their fears about serious illness and death

Oct 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 9,159 Views 11 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation gathered opinions of over 2,000 people.

# bereavement - Saturday 8 July, 2017

'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems'
# Advic
# Advic

'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems'

Jul 8th 2017, 10:00 PM 19,125 Views 2 Comments

Joan Deane helps people deal with the trauma of losing someone through homicide.

# bereavement - Friday 7 July, 2017

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'
# Common Ground
# Common Ground

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

Jul 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 26,118 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

# bereavement - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'To me, Father's Day is just like any other day because there's always something missing'
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

'To me, Father's Day is just like any other day because there's always something missing'

Jun 18th 2017, 7:15 AM 11,634 Views 9 Comments

Father’s Day can be a tough day for those who have lost a child or a father.

# bereavement - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

McDonald's pulls TV ad accused of using child bereavement to sell fast food
# Not Loving It
# Not Loving It

McDonald's pulls TV ad accused of using child bereavement to sell fast food

May 16th 2017, 9:25 PM 25,634 Views 52 Comments

The ad was for the UK market.

# bereavement - Saturday 11 March, 2017

What will happen to your Facebook account when you die?
# Digital Executor
# Digital Executor

What will happen to your Facebook account when you die?

Mar 11th 2017, 8:30 PM 30,268 Views 31 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to make plans for their social media accounts in the event of their death.

# bereavement - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'
# Death Charter
# Death Charter

'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'

Oct 15th 2016, 8:30 PM 33,549 Views 12 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to talk about death, dying and grief more openly.

# bereavement - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Savita Halappanavar "at the core" of new care standards for bereaved parents
# Pregnancy Loss
# Pregnancy Loss

Savita Halappanavar "at the core" of new care standards for bereaved parents

Aug 10th 2016, 1:48 PM 8,963 Views 34 Comments

The HSE launched its national standards for bereavement care following pregnancy loss today.

# bereavement - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

A young child telling me about the death of a parent or sibling is the hardest part of my job
# Opinion
# Opinion

A young child telling me about the death of a parent or sibling is the hardest part of my job

Dec 22nd 2015, 8:00 AM 566 Views 4 Comments

I feel privileged to be working with and for the bereaved, writes Brid Carroll

# bereavement - Monday 21 December, 2015

How to support a bereaved person at Christmas
# A Difficult Time
# A Difficult Time

How to support a bereaved person at Christmas

Dec 21st 2015, 8:00 PM 23,708 Views 17 Comments

This time of year can be particularly difficult for someone who has lost a loved one.

# bereavement - Friday 11 December, 2015

'Don’t cry, your mum’s in the room. And me? I was dying inside.'
# Children And Grief
# Children And Grief

'Don’t cry, your mum’s in the room. And me? I was dying inside.'

Dec 11th 2015, 6:15 AM 28,801 Views 11 Comments

Young people often struggle to access support following the death of a loved one.

# bereavement - Monday 16 November, 2015

"There is something profound about holding someone as they take their last breaths"
# Readers' Stories
# Readers' Stories

"There is something profound about holding someone as they take their last breaths"

Nov 16th 2015, 10:00 PM 36,321 Views 18 Comments

Your experiences of grief, in your own words.

# bereavement - Saturday 14 November, 2015

'What I've learned from working in a crematorium for 33 years'
# Glasnevin Cemetery
# Glasnevin Cemetery

'What I've learned from working in a crematorium for 33 years'

Nov 14th 2015, 4:00 PM 68,319 Views 26 Comments

“Down through the years I’ve seen some really tragic cases … It can be hard.”

# bereavement - Friday 13 November, 2015

'Kate is my daughter. Kate was born still and silent. It is the loudest heartbreak.'
# Last Rites
# Last Rites

'Kate is my daughter. Kate was born still and silent. It is the loudest heartbreak.'

Nov 13th 2015, 6:00 PM 480 Views 19 Comments

A mother-of-three on the heartbreak of having a stillborn daughter.

# bereavement - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask
# Last Rites
# Last Rites

Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask

Nov 12th 2015, 6:00 PM 23,628 Views 6 Comments

An expert tells us what we can do to support bereaved people, how to talk to children about loss, and if there’s a good alternative to mass cards.

# bereavement - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Advice: What to say - and not say - to a friend who is recently bereaved
# Support
# Support

Advice: What to say - and not say - to a friend who is recently bereaved

Nov 11th 2015, 10:00 PM 31,005 Views 41 Comments

Running away and saying nothing at all is often the worst. But there are times to ‘show up and shut up’.

# bereavement - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

'Nothing else seemed to matter when she died. I didn't understand why God would take our little girl?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Nothing else seemed to matter when she died. I didn't understand why God would take our little girl?'

Oct 14th 2015, 8:28 PM 887 Views 34 Comments

Michael McEnery provides a personal and heartfelt account of the loss of his young daughter Annabel to cancer. Here he talks about how he and his family got through such a horrific ordeal.

# bereavement - Thursday 17 September, 2015

'In the beginning it rips you apart': Parents discuss losing a child
# Coping With Grief
# Coping With Grief

'In the beginning it rips you apart': Parents discuss losing a child

Sep 17th 2015, 6:08 AM 10,165 Views 13 Comments

Anam Cara has released a series of videos aimed at helping bereaved families.

# bereavement - Saturday 12 September, 2015

'What would you tweet from your deathbed?'
# Death Cafe
# Death Cafe

'What would you tweet from your deathbed?'

Sep 12th 2015, 9:15 AM 12,393 Views 64 Comments

A conversation between 300 people – about dying.

# bereavement - Friday 11 September, 2015

'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death'
# Think Ahead
# Think Ahead

'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death'

Sep 11th 2015, 7:00 AM 24,103 Views 6 Comments

Wendy has terminal cancer.

# bereavement - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Should workers get paid bereavement leave?
# Grief
# Grief

Should workers get paid bereavement leave?

Jun 20th 2015, 8:45 AM 68,727 Views 55 Comments

There is no legal entitlement to it at present.

# bereavement - Monday 15 June, 2015

Death is a constant companion through life. So why are we afraid of discussing it?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Death is a constant companion through life. So why are we afraid of discussing it?

Jun 15th 2015, 12:03 AM 1,375 Views 77 Comments

Death is the one constant which unites us all.

# bereavement - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Will I ever adjust to the fact that my mother is gone?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Will I ever adjust to the fact that my mother is gone?

Jun 6th 2015, 7:30 PM 229,075 Views 70 Comments

Despite all these years, the pain of losing her remains. Grief, unfortunately, does not follow a defined trajectory.

# bereavement - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

U2 gig to go ahead as scheduled following death of Larry Mullen's father
# RIP
# RIP

U2 gig to go ahead as scheduled following death of Larry Mullen's father

May 13th 2015, 8:17 AM 17,268 Views 6 Comments

The band are due to play a concert in Vancouver tomorrow night.

# bereavement - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Column: The Ghosts of Christmas Past – dealing with loss at Christmas
# Departed Loved Ones
# Departed Loved Ones

Column: The Ghosts of Christmas Past – dealing with loss at Christmas

Dec 21st 2014, 7:30 PM 226 Views 35 Comments

Mum’s kitschy Christmas apron that we used to slag her mercilessly about. Her make up, hurriedly applied between basting the turkey and topping the sprouts. All that is gone now. And God, how I miss it.

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