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New resources launched to inform and support during COVID-19

New resources launched to inform and support during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the traditional ways we mark our grief. For the moment, it is not possible to come together and to gather in one location. It is not possible to have a large funeral. It may not be possible to receive the company of those who wish to offer condolences. However, we […]

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Rosabel’s Rooms- In partnership with the Irish Hospice Foundation

    Rosabel’s Rooms was established by parents Suzanne McClean and Gary Monroe in memory of their beloved daughter Rosabel Monroe, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in April 2017, aged sixteen months. Rosabel’s Rooms in collaboration with The Irish Hospice Foundation, was launched on the 5th January 2018, on what would have been Rosabel’s 2nd […]

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COVID-19 Update: Workshops on Loss & Bereavement

** COVID-19 Update ** Due to COVID-19, the following IHF Workshops on Loss and Bereavement have now been cancelled. 19th March ‘Children and Loss’ 20th March ‘Grief and Social Media’ 26th March ‘Working with Adults Facing Death’ 27th March ‘Illness and Loss: Living with the Seen and Unseen’ 2nd April ‘Supporting Adolescents Through Grief and […]

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Call for applications: The Economics of Bereavement

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF), as part of its programme of research, invites applications to carry out an exploratory investigation of the economics of bereavement in Ireland. The research is supported by a grant from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP). For more details including the full tender document, click here.   […]

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Living with Grief event in Dublin in February

  The Irish Hospice Foundation is part of The Dublin Northside Bereavement Network which will host its first ever ‘Living with Grief’ event in North Dublin on Thursday 6 February, 7.30pm. The free event for the public, which takes place at the The Clasac (Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf) will provide information about grief and the […]

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Niamh Fitzpatrick ¦ Grief from the Inside Out

Our annual Living with Loss evening was held on 1st November. It aims to provide information about grief and the range of supports available to bereaved people. Our guest speaker on this occasion was psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick. She spoke about her own grief journey following the death of her sister Captain Dara Fitzpatrick in 2017. […]

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IHF welcomes Dáil Committee report calling for development of national end of life strategy

The Irish Hospice Foundation, (IHF), today welcomed the report from the Dail Committee on Health and Children calling for the development of a national strategy on palliative care, end of life and bereavement.   Chief Executive Officer of the IHF, Sharon Foley, said she hoped the government will act on the findings of the report […]

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‘Way to go’ documentary asks how well we cope with death

A new documentary ‘Way to go; death and the Irish’ to be broadcast on RTE 1 at 9.35pm on Tuesday July 1st will examine how well we deal with death.   The documentary is presented by Norah Casey, Norah’s husband Richard died in 2011. It features interviews with well known personalities, healthcare professionals and members of […]

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Irish Hospice Foundation extends condolences to family of Nicky McFadden, TD

The Irish Hospice Foundation extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Nicky McFadden, TD.   Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath died yesterday after a battle with Motor Neurone disease.   The Irish Hospice Foundation benefited from her support for the hospice cause and in particular for sunflower day, which raises funds for local […]

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LAUNCH OF WEBSITE FOR PROFESSIONALS SUPPORTING GRIEVING CHILDREN

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) has today (9th December) launched its new website www.childhoodbereavement.ie which has valuable information for professionals who are supporting grieving children and young people.  [slideshow id=52] Supporting bereaved children  The website was launched at a regional meeting at Milford Care Centre in Limerick where  over 20 professionals including social workers, […]

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