Before a death

  • Power of attorney is a legal device in Ireland that can be set up by a person (the Donor) to allow another specially appointed person (the Attorney) to act on their behalf. An enduring power of attorney only takes effect when the donor becomes mentally incapacitated and no longer able to manage their own affairs.

  • What is a will? The practical steps involved in making a will and what happens when someone dies without having made a will.

  • Palliative care aims to provide the best quality of life possible for patient and family when there is no medical expectation of a cure.
    This document is in: Cancer services

  • If you need someone to act on your behalf, this page explains some of the arrangements available.
    This document is in: Legal matters and health

  • An Advance Healthcare Directive in Ireland is a statement about the type and extent of medical or surgical treatment you want in the future, on the assumption that you will not be able to make that decision at the relevant time.
    This document is in: Legal matters and health