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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 2015

National Council of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland Conference 2015 “Dying to Talk? – Conversations about End of Life in Ireland.” 10 September 2015, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Forum 2015 is a biennial one day conference organised around a range of issues relating to dying, death and bereavement. The theme of Forum […] 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 >

Forum Conferences – 2009 – 2013

Forum 2013 – Length of Days, Quality of life The third Forum national conference took place on October 24th in Dublin Castle and explored the theme “Length of Days – Quality of Life.” WELCOME: Jean McKiernan, Chairperson, The Irish Hospice Foundation (Download) OPENING ADDRESS:  Ita Mangan, National Council of the Forum on End of Life […] 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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