End of Life Ireland

Dr. Brendan O’Shea gives this practical and personal talk. Dr. O’Shea is one of a group of Irish Doctors Supporting Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).


Corry de Jongh was born in Holland and studied clinical psychology. She tells the moving and empowering story of a dear friend, who at the age of 99 exercised her choice to end her life with medical assistance as permitted under Dutch law.

Helen O’Shaughnessy moved back to Ireland in 2017 to care for her sister who was terminally Ill. Dying with Dignity she feels is a fundamental human right something not afforded to her sister, or many others.

In this powerful and heart-wrenching talk, her now-widower Matt shares Lecretia’s story and the reasons why he continues to campaign for consensual physician-assisted dying for terminally ill patients: carrying, as he says, “a responsibility to ensure that Lecretia’s personal sacrifice wasn’t for nothing.”
Dr Kathryn Mannix gives a very human explanation of ‘ordinary dying’ in a way that all generations can understand. Kathryn Mannix was a consultant in palliative care medicine for 20 years, working in hospices, patients’ own homes and at a large teaching hospital.
Artist Vincent Devine paints the human experience of trauma, love and hope. Campaigner Vicky Phelan collaborated with Vincent to tell her story through art and raise awareness of women’s health issues.