In 2018 Colette was presented with the Everyday Hero, People of the Year Award for founding the online community - widow.ie - following the tragic death of her husband, Peter. His life was tragically cut short when he was killed in a traffic accident in August 2008, leaving behind a three-year-old daughter, Kate (now 17). Qualified as a Pharmaceutical Technician, she now works in the accounts department of her families quarry business.
Pensioners, the disabled and families with children to benefit from Budget 2015.
TAX cuts on income and a new Water Charges Relief. Rise in Health spending with the cost of various fees and schemes frozen. ...
Comptroller & Auditor General Report
Widows’/widowers’/surviving civil partners’ contributory pension is a weekly payment to the husband, wife or civil partner of a deceased person. It is based on the social insurance record (PRSI) of either the...
Bridget Jones and Widowhood
The latest instalment of Bridget Jones, due for release 10 October, has caused a bit of a fuss amongst fans and critics.
Writer Helen Fielding has killed off Mark Darcy leaving Bridget...
Department of Social Protection failed to inform Widower of entitlement to pension.
A man whose wife died in 1998 brought a complaint to the Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly. At the time of his wife’s death he...
Helping Children Cope with Grief by Rosemary Wells
When my husband passed away suddenly in a traffic accident, I was faced with the terrible task of telling our three year old daughter.
But how do you...
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