Understandings of death in contemporary Ireland


PODCAST: Dr Kevin Myers speaks about his fascinating research into changing attitudes to death in contemporary Ireland.

How the role of the Catholic Church has evolved as Ireland shifts to a more secular society. We also discuss how technology is influencing bereavement. The rise of ‘cyber solace’ and how grief is policed online. He also points out the long tradition in Ireland of using humour as a way of coping with death and dying.