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Forum on End-of-Life in Ireland

The Forum on End-of-Life in Ireland is an Irish Hospice Foundation initiative. It is aimed awareness raising, planning and promoting public debate on issues relating to death, dying and bereavement in Ireland. During 2009 it engaged with the public on end-of-life issues to find out what people in Ireland believed about dying, death and bereavement.

The National Council of the Forum on End-of-Life is now taking on the work and vision of the Forum.  It is chaired by  Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness.

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Forum on End-of-life – About

In 2009, the Irish Hospice Foundation launched the Forum on End-of-Life in Ireland. This started with a year-long listening exercise aimed at gathering people’s views and opening dialogue on a very broad range of issues, through public meetings, workshops, presentations and invitations for submissions. This ‘national conversation’ on dying, death and bereavement involved: Over 167 […] Read more >

Forum on end-of-life conference 2017

Forum 2017 – Have Your Say: Your Life, Your Death, Your Say When : Tuesday 10th October 2017 Where: Dublin Castle Conference Centre The fifth national Forum on end-of-life conference will take place on October 10th in Dublin Castle Conference Centre. You can book your place online HERE or download a booking form HERE Charter For End-of-Life in […] Read more >

Forum Conferences (2009 – 2015)

Forum 2015 – Dying to Talk: Conversations on End of Life in Ireland Forum 2015 took place in Dublin Castle in September 2015. Dr. Katherine Sleeman of Kings College London delivered the keynote presentation and Mick Heaney delivered the Mary Holland Commemorative Lecture. There also featured a Death Café during which people could discuss death […] Read more >

Forum on End-of-Life in Ireland – History

Timeline 2008 • October – announcement that Forum on End-of-Life in Ireland was being set up 2009 • 9th January – call for submissions to the Forum • 20th February – deadline for written submissions to the Forum • 11th March – Inaugural session of the Forum on End-of-Life in Ireland at the Royal Hospital […] Read more >

Meet our people

 Dr Ciaran Browne Dr. Brian Farrell Sharon Foley Ita Mangan Una Marren Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness Gus Nichols Sean O’Laoire Patricia Rickard-Clarke Professor David Smith Senan Turnbull Professor Max Watson   Dr Ciaran Browne HSE National Lead of Acute Services HSE   Dr. Brian Farrell Dr. Brian Farrell is the Dublin City Coroner and past […] Read more >

Think Ahead

Think Ahead is the ‘flagship project’ of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland which was launched in March 2009 by President McAleese. The Forum is guided by the National Council of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland, chaired by Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness, and is an initiative of the Irish Hospice […] Read more >

Forum on End of Life – Publications and Reports

Forum Publications: Action Plan: 2013 – 2015 Action Plan: 2009 Perspectives on End of Life: Report of the Forum 2009 The Funeral Industry in Ireland: The Case for reform and regulation. April 2011 View all IHF publications and reports >>>  Read more >

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