Loss and Hope

Posted on 02. Apr, 2020 in Cancer, Chronic illness, Death, Health, Hospice, Relationships

With the Coronavirus sweeping across the globe, people are more aware of our fragility and loss. In this piece from the archives we look back at “Irish Stories of Loss and Hope” a book published by Hospice Foundation.  They wanted to help show people … “the individual nature of grief, the difficulties that grieving brings and […]

Mercy at work in Hospitals

Posted on 10. Mar, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Grief, Hospice, Spirituality, Suicide

Marianne Quinn is the chaplain in St Columcille hospital in Loughlinstown, Dublin. Her work involves caring for the dying and for those who have been bereaved. She says that her work allows her to channel God’s mercy and to be present in whatever way she is needed. Mercy, she says, is particularly important in deaths […]

Dealing with Death

Posted on 11. Nov, 2011 in Hospice

Miriam Gormally spoke with Ethna Hyland about how she managed to deal with the loss of three children and her husband Tom.

Help for Carers

Posted on 03. Nov, 2011 in Hospice

Here Marie Lynch from the Hospice Foundation talks with Miriam Gormally about the needs of carers. What are their own needs in looking after somebody who is facing the end of their life?

Hospice in Uganda

Posted on 15. Apr, 2009 in Charity, Health, Hospice

Receiving hospice care in Africa was traditionally only for a privileged few. This was something that Dr Anne Merriman set about to change. Inspired by her own mother’s experience with hospice care, she has been leading the Hospice Movement in Africa. Her mission is to have culturally sensitive, low cost, quality care for all as […]

On Death and Dying (REPEAT Interview)

Posted on 18. Mar, 2009 in Death, Grief, Hospice

The Irish Hospice Foundation recently launched a Forum on Death and Dying. The Forum aims to engage with people on a range of issues around end of life in Ireland.  Eileen Good asked Paul Murray Coordinator of the Forum how it all came about.

On Death and Dying

Posted on 04. Mar, 2009 in Death, Grief, Hospice

The Irish Hospice Foundation is launching a Forum on End on Life on March 11th.  It will be launched by President Mary McAleese.  The aim of the forum is to engage with all sectors of society to develop a vision of how we can address the challenges of dying, death and bereavement.  Paul Murray of […]

Response to Terminal

Posted on 30. Apr, 2008 in Cancer, Chronic illness, Death, Health, Hospice

Every day, all over the country, people await the result of hospital tests. It’s an anxious time, for the person themselves and their family.  For many the results are fine, but for others, sadly, they are not – and they trigger a range of emotions trying to take bad news on board. Eileen Good spoke […]

Daffodil Day

Posted on 20. Feb, 2008 in Cancer, Chronic illness, Health, Hospice

Friday March 7th, we will see people all over the country gathering to sell and buy daffodils. The money raised from all these daffodils will help cancer patients throughout the country. Miriam Gormally met Isobel Thompson who suffered from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and who is now working as a volunteer for Daffodil Day. She began by […]

Grief at Work

Posted on 31. Oct, 2007 in Death, Faith and Justice, Hospice

Death is an inevitable and normal part of life and work.  It is a painful reality which all of us have to face at some point in our lives, though as Woody Allen highlights – most of us would prefer not to have to deal with it. Death is challenging, especially at work where it […]