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# Grief

Last month
August 2023
Therapist: It's been a summer of tragedy and loss for many young people
Monica Jackman says it’s been a tough summer for young people in this country with tragic losses – she has some gentle advice for anyone grieving.
This year
The Bee Guy: It's Mother's Day soon, so let's pause and thank the original mother - this planet
Paul Handrick of The Bee Sanctuary pays tribute to his late mother and the way she inspired him to champion biodiversity.
Last year
Book of condolences for Vicky Phelan opened in Limerick
Cllr Daniel Butler, who presented Vicky Phelan with the freedom of the city nine months ago, called her a ‘national hero.’
'It’s still there' - wound of Red Óg Murphy's loss remains fresh for Sligo
Keelan Cawley and Tony McEntee explain how the squad continue to deal with his tragic loss.
'Palliative care is about establishing links and warmth. It became colder because of Covid'
Dr Stephen Higgins told The Journal that staff are burnt out after two years of working during a pandemic.
All time
'I wasn’t told about his death until immediately after the game'
Read an extract from Willie Anderson’s ‘Crossing the Line’.
'We were unable to visit her or to say goodbye': The people behind the Covid death toll
As Ireland’s Covid-19 death toll surpasses 3,000, we speak to some of the families behind the figures.
'Death is always difficult but during a pandemic it's more surreal': The human side of the 2,000 lives lost to Covid-19
The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland surpassed 2,000 people yesterday.
Davy Fitzgerald: 'The abuse thrown at me is not right'
Davy Fitzgerald claims he was subjected to verbal abuse during today’s seven-point defeat to Clare.
Tributes paid to people with Covid-19 who have died, as Stormont decides on next steps for the North
A woman whose parents died from Covid-19 three days apart launched an online archive of grief stories.
My miscarriage: 'I kept hoping mine would be one of those miracle stories, where the baby would survive'
Kitty Maguire works with a lot of women who have suffered miscarriages. Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, and until now, Kitty hadn’t written about her own loss.
Opinion: We lost our baby son, it changed our lives, but our grief has helped us grow
Justin Caffrey describes the loss of his baby son, Joshua and says his son taught him how to live in the moment.
Henry and Ljungberg lead tributes for Reyes after tragic death of former Arsenal star
The ex-Real Madrid winger lost his life in a traffic accident on Saturday.
'I was a little boy, I was still lost' - Jonathan Walters courageously opens up in Late Late interview
The former Ireland international spoke about the death of his mother on last night’s show.
Opinion: A shock diagnosis left me a 30-year-old widower - here is how I survived
‘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.
Christmas without loved ones: 'Just do it as best you can ... it's very, very hard'
Christmas can be a tough time for those who have lost a loved one.
Dealing with grief on Father's Day: 'We won't mourn the loss of Adam, but we’ll celebrate everything he gave us'
Father’s Day can be a tough day for those who have lost a child or a father.
Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons'
It’s a fitting a tribute to Donna to finally be myself, writes Neil Fox.
Christmas without loved ones: 'Try to keep it simple. The first year is very, very difficult'
Christmas can be a tough time for those who have lost a loved one.
'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating
Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.
'I idolised him': Aisling Bea writes powerful article about her father's suicide
“I had been told how he adored me, how I was funny, just like him.”
'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems'
Joan Deane helps people deal with the trauma of losing someone through homicide.
'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.
'There were nights in hospital with my daughter and days in the hospital with my mum'
Days after his mother’s funeral, Colin Kelly steered Louth’s footballers to promotion to Division 2.
Father of pilot disputes claim his son deliberately downed Germanwings plane in Alps
Andreas Lubitz was co-pilot of the plane that crashed in the Alps on this day in 2015.
Rio Ferdinand says he turned to drink following tragedy
Rebecca Ferdinand died in March 2015
An American in Ireland: 'Thank you Ireland - you've helped to heal my broken heart'
Ireland is gloriously beautiful but it’s the people who helped me heal after losing my husband, writes Kathleen Maloney.
What will happen to your Facebook account when you die?
The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to make plans for their social media accounts in the event of their death.
'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.
Social media can bring out the worst in public mourning, says an expert on digital grief
“In the context of grieving, because it’s easier to make a posting on an internet page, it’s often a kind of phoney impression.”
Tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel wrote tens of books and was a professor and Nobel Prize winner.
"He was and always will be the greatest" - The world reacts to the death of a legend
Tributes have poured in for the deceased Muhammad Ali.
Dublin photographer captures Belgian grief in one moving portrait
Cameraman Alex Sapienza took this shot after a long day of filming in Brussels.
This young woman's powerful story about grief and suicide is going viral
“Those nights that I used to cry myself to sleep I held onto one thing; I held onto hope.”
Memorial Mass held for 11-month-old baby Karol Rozycki
The young boy died tragically in Killarney on Sunday evening.
'I just miss her every day': Mother of Reeva Steenkamp speaks of heartbreak three years on
June Steenkamp described her daughter as a “perfect child”.
How to support a bereaved person at Christmas
This time of year can be particularly difficult for someone who has lost a loved one.
'Don’t cry, your mum’s in the room. And me? I was dying inside.'
Young people often struggle to access support following the death of a loved one.
"There is something profound about holding someone as they take their last breaths"
Your experiences of grief, in your own words.
"There are worse things than dying" - how Irish medical workers deal with the final journey
Doctors, nurses and specialists told us what death means to them as an experience.