New website makes sure you never miss death notices

17 Nov 2011 is a new website that tracks all death notices in the Republic of Ireland and sends same-day email notification of matched deaths to subscribers throughout the world.

For €10 a month, allows subscribers to pre-select a list of people’s names in towns, cities, counties or organisations like business or sports clubs, and in the event a death notice matches these criteria they will be sent an email giving them same-day notification of the death.

The new service should put a stop to scouring newspapers, websites or listening to local radio stations to learn of the death of a loved one or acquaintance.

How it works

For instance, you might want to be informed of all deaths in Co Kerry, or all deaths in Gorey, Co Wexford.

Or you may prefer to input a list of names/addresses of people in Ireland of whose death you wish to be informed. This might be, for example, John Murphy, Killarney, Co Kerry, or Mary Kelly, Cabra, Dublin, or simply O’Brien in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath.

The website also has an option for subscribers to list businesses or organisations they may have worked for or belonged to, and they wish to be notified if these organisations are mentioned in a death notice. Examples might include ESB, Eircom, Howth Golf Club, St Vincent de Paul, etc.

In addition to providing the above notifications, for subscribers in Ireland, also provides road directions from the subscriber’s home address to the funeral home and church for the funeral.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years