90 lifesaving defibrillators have been installed within communities – with hundreds more planned for 2017.

Central England Co-operative has installed the devices across its entire trading area in everywhere from food stores to funeral homes to petrol filling stations.

Read more here.

Meeting Notification 12 Nov 16

16 Sep 2016
September 16, 2016

Cost of Dying Report 2016 by Sunlife

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Funeral costs soar by 10 times the increase in the cost of living in a year – forcing families to cut corners on their loved ones’ send off… Read the full report HERE.

15 Jul 2016
July 15, 2016

Open Educational Event- August 3rd

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Open Educational Event






Members of the PEAI are extending this amazing opportunity to all funeral practitioners to learn and update their knowledge in the following topics.

Turning Art into Science- Quantifying Embalming Case Analysis In the Era of Modern Chemotherapy

by: Damon Dela Cruz, PhD

Enlightening Client Families on Memorialization Options in a Decreasing Market

by: Shawna Dela Cruz

Contemporary Irish Views on Death, Dying and Bereavement

by: Kevin Myers, PhD

Please contact Michael Clarke 087-7683226 or secretary@professionalembalmers.ie for details and bookings.

We wish to inform all members that the Health Safety Authority is holding the ‘Use Safely Chemicals Seminar’ on the 25th of May 2016 to be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Lough Atalia Road, Galway. For details and registration please click on link


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08 Apr 2016
April 8, 2016

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On the 18th of May 2016, our association will be holding a special educational event to coincide with our annual general meeting.

Speakers Include:

Paul Glacken, Health and Safety Specialist

Geraldine Mattiome, Health and Safety Authority Inspector

Eddie Lenihan, Author, Storyteller and Broadcaster, Traditional Stories of Death and Funeral Customs

George R. Kelder Jr, CFSP, CEO/Exec. Director New Jersey State of Funeral Directors Association, Organ and Tissue Donation (from Multiple Perspectives)

The PEAI would like to extend an invitation to all funeral practitioners who wish to attend this educational event.

If you are interested please contact our secretary Michael Clarke at secretary@professionalembalmers.ie

Click here for more information

15th October 2015 – United Nations News Centre published a report stating that ‘Ebola virus persists in body fluids of survivors for months – UN health agency’.
According to the new study supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) the Ebola virus can persist in the eye, semen, the placenta, breast milk, and central nervous system of survivors of the disease for as long as nine and a half months.
Read more about this news. http://ebolaresponse.un.org

11 Sep 2015
September 11, 2015

2015 World Suicide Prevention Day

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2015 World Suicide Prevention Day