RTE Television

Way To Go: Death And The Irish

Presented by Norah Casey, whose husband Richard died in 2011, this frank and revealing film features first hand experiences of a broad range of people including healthcare professionals and people who are dying speaking openly and honestly about going through what will be the last months of their own lives.

We also hear thoughts and anecdotes from well-known figures such as actor Gabriel Byrne, broadcasters Marian Finucane and George Hook, plus comments from members of the general Irish public.

The programme prompts the question, given the fact that death is 100% certain to happen to every single one of us, why don't we want to talk about it? It also examines the idea of planning ahead for a more dignified death.

Made in association with the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Way To Go: Death And The Irish
  • RTÉ One, Tuesday, 9.35pm