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MIRIAM DONOHOE ANNOUNCED AS EDITOR OF BOOK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE IRISH HOSPICE FOUNDATION

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) today (22nd February) announced that accomplished journalist Miriam Donohoe is to be the editor of a new book it is developing to capture the magic of the gathering events that are taking place in Ireland during 2013.

 The book will feature stories from a variety of Gathering events that are taking place during the year as well as reflections on Ireland and what it means to be Irish from well-known personalities.  The publication will retail at €15 and will be available from the Autumn.

Sharon Foley, CEO of the IHF, commented: “We are delighted that Miriam has agreed to develop this book with us.  We know that with her talent and energy, we will continue the Irish Hospice Foundation tradition of publishing quality books which will reflect the best of Irish stories, events and creativity.”

The book will be the seventh in a series of highly acclaimed special projects produced by the IHF and which have raised about €4m for the national charity.  The Whoseday Book was published as a millennium diary for the year 2000. Art:pack was produced in the year 2001 and Peter & the Wolf followed in 2003, LifeStory in 2006 , Zest! in 2009 and The Thank You book in 2010.

IHF Spring Sale is now on – Don’t miss it!

Posted on: February 15th, 2013

To cheer up these chilly days the Irish Hospice Foundation have decided to hold great Spring Sale of items available in our Shop. Many products are reduced by 50% with some even reduced by up to 80%.

Among the sale items you can find:

  • Created by Bono and Gavin Friday 'Peter and the Wolf' Book & CD

Peter and the Wolf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • LifeStory

LifeStory 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Thank You Book

Thank You Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Celebrating what Truly Matters Volume 1 & 2

CWTM_Vol1

  CWTM_Vol2

 

 

GRAB YOURSELF A BARGAIN - SHOP NOW!

 

Minister Frances Fitzgerald Launches ECI Pyjama Day

Posted on: February 12th, 2013

Minister Frances Fitzgerald launched Early Childhood Ireland’s National Pyjama Day encouraging children and childcare professionals around the country to save the date of March 8th and to put on their pyjamas in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) Hospice Home Care for Children Programme.  

Click here to read more 

 

 Pictured with Minister Frances Fitzgerald T.D. are from left, Katie Farrell aged 3 Michael Olakunji aged 4, Clodagh Lyons aged 3 all from Clondalkin with Sharon Foley, CEO Irish Hospice Foundation and Irene Gunning Chief Executive Early Childhood Ireland. Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells - no reproducton Fee

Pictured with Minister Frances Fitzgerald T.D. are from left, Katie Farrell aged 3 Michael Olakunji aged 4, Clodagh Lyons aged 3 all from Clondalkin with Sharon Foley, CEO Irish Hospice Foundation and Irene Gunning Chief Executive Early Childhood Ireland.

Think Ahead Poster receives special commendation at IAPC Conference

Posted on: February 12th, 2013

Think Ahead is an initiative of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland, www.thinkahead.ie.  The Think  Ahead Poster was awarded a special commendation at the Irish Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) conference last week, from an entry of 50! We are delighted - well done to Sarah Murphy and Dr Brendan O'Shea who produced it. 

 Click here to view the poster.

Insight into the work of the Midlands Palliative Care Team

Posted on: February 12th, 2013

In today's (12th February) Irish Times Health supplement, Senator Marie Louise O'Donnell writes about meeting the homecare team in the Midlands and some of the patients they attend and the profound insight into palliative care they offer.

Click here to read the full article.

 

‘How to live with dying’ Letter in The Irish Times

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

In today's, (5th February 2013), Irish Times a letter from the Irish Hospice Foundation, 'How to live with dying' was published.  

Click here to read the letter