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'I'm not dying' - Argentina legend Maradona dismisses daughter's concerns
The World Cup winner has allayed fears over his physical condition while also revealing he plans to donate his fortune to charity when he does pass on.
'Dying alone. Like my mother did': Irish people are sharing their fears about serious illness and death
The Irish Hospice Foundation gathered opinions of over 2,000 people.
'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'
The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.
19 tweets that perfectly describe your hangover
“I hope I didn’t agree to go on a hike.”
'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'
The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to talk about death, dying and grief more openly.
"My four-year-old son got up on the stool, held my father's hand, and kissed him"
Watching a loved one slip away is hard enough, writes Denis Goodbody, but good palliative care supports the family as well as the patient.
If you die in Sweden, it's a month before you get buried
The Swedes are notoriously slow at making arrangements.
The 15 levels of hangover
Hangover level: The Worst.
Last Rites: the arrival of a priest is a monument to finality in Irish life
How do people who are around death as a job handle it?
6 of Ireland's worst hangovers of recent years
Why don't men live as long as women?
Because of heart disease.
The death café is coming to Dublin
Don’t worry, it’s not as worrying as it sounds.
Could you have a stroke in the next 10 years? Where you live could have a lot to do with it...
A new risk detection method aims to predict heart disease and strokes in people over 40.
"It is corpses everywhere": Survivors of Boko Haram attacks describe the horror they've seen
The militant group is responsible for the deaths of around 2,000 people.
Three quarters of Irish people want to die at home
Most people would like their condition managed by pain medication though almost three-quarters have not written any kind of care directive or given an indication of what they want to family members.
Internet rallies to help dying father see final Hobbit movie
Will Peter Jackson see the request?
Opinion: Grief can be unpredictable, so a good send-off for a departed loved one is essential
A funeral provides mourners a space to accept death and to safely explore their grief and loss.
People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards
The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.
Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients
Currently the eligibility period is six months, though one in five people who have these cards live longer and are then forced to undergo a means test.
Are you comfortable talking about death and dying?
A new report has highlighted how end of life care in Ireland could be improved.
Russian men drink too much vodka...and it's killing them
At present, one in four Russian men die before the age of 55.
Column: Families who assist their loved ones to die will continue to feel the full wrath of the law if it is not changed
Today, the case began of Gail O’Rorke who has been charged under the Criminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993 for assisting an MS sufferer to die.
Byrne: Help people in Irish hospitals die with dignity
The Hollywood star was speaking at the launch of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Design and Dignity Fund in the USA.
Hundreds of families applying for grants to help cover high funeral costs
The Department of Social Protection is paying out more than €5 million every year to help people cover funeral and burial expenses for their loved ones.
Parents concerned over hours of HSE care for dying son
Liam Heffernan is just five years old, but does not have long to live. His parents say they are looking for more help from the HSE.
Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality
We produce enough food for 10 times our population, but the horsemeat scandal shows just how inequality has forced people to low-price, low-quality food, writes Richard Manton.
Dumped and dying, Finzi's tale serves as warning to dog owners
Finzi’s tale is a cautionary one for dog owners, vet Pete Wedderburn said, warning people to make sure to worm their dogs.
Column: I wrote a book about terminal cancer. Then, I was told I had it
Author Mary McCarthy describes the moment she learned she had cancer, and her feelings about death.
This guy wanted to propose to his girlfriend - so he pretended to crash a plane
“She thought we were dying and ended up with a ring!” says the prankster.
‘A slow process’: nothing can be done for dying Baltimore whale
The whale was still breathing this morning but pools of blood have formed beside the pier.
Column: Dying with dignity is a right, not a privilege
We all hope for a good death – but in the current system not many of us will get one, writes Sharon Foley of the Irish Hospice Foundation.