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Eamon Ryan says a conscience vote on next week's assisted dying bill 'is a real possibility'
# Dying With Dignity Bill
# Dying With Dignity Bill

Eamon Ryan says a conscience vote on next week's assisted dying bill 'is a real possibility'

Sep 24th 2020, 1:43 PM 25,220 Views 48 Comments

The bill is set to be debated next Thursday.

3 in 5 people in Ireland support the legalisation of euthanasia
# Euthanasia
# Euthanasia

3 in 5 people in Ireland support the legalisation of euthanasia

Dec 1st 2019, 5:04 PM 22,646 Views 77 Comments

Vicky Phelan has told the Irish Mail on Sunday that she is in favour of euthanasia.

Majority of people support legalising assisted suicide in Ireland
# Amarach Poll
# Amarach Poll

Majority of people support legalising assisted suicide in Ireland

Sep 21st 2019, 6:30 AM 17,287 Views 103 Comments

Campaigners have called for changes to the Irish law on assisted dying.

Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision
# Vincent Lambert
# Vincent Lambert

Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision

May 21st 2019, 12:46 PM 20,472 Views 21 Comments

Vincent Lambert is at the centre of a hugely controversial court case.

Australian man sentenced to 10 years in jail for assisting wife's suicide
# New Precedent
# New Precedent

Australian man sentenced to 10 years in jail for assisting wife's suicide

Nov 2nd 2018, 8:25 AM 29,444 Views 16 Comments

The judge said Graham Morant “took advantage” of a “sick and depressed woman”.

'What right do we have to tell a dying person they should continue to live in pain'
# Euthanasia
# Euthanasia

'What right do we have to tell a dying person they should continue to live in pain'

Nov 22nd 2017, 7:02 PM 29,071 Views 43 Comments

Prominent Right to Die with Dignity campaigner Tom Curran appeared before the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality today.

Gail O'Rorke 'utterly free' of guilt about assisted suicide of friend
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Gail O'Rorke 'utterly free' of guilt about assisted suicide of friend

Feb 4th 2017, 12:36 PM 23,453 Views 36 Comments

Gail O’Rorke was acquitted in 2015 of three counts of assisting in the suicide of her friend Bernadette Forde in 2011.

John Halligan lobbying for support for right-to-die bill
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

John Halligan lobbying for support for right-to-die bill

Dec 11th 2016, 7:15 AM 4,830 Views 15 Comments

Halligan is now trying to find a workable mechanism that will bring the bill before the Dáil.

Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it

Nov 21st 2016, 6:50 PM 16,061 Views 74 Comments

Halligan said he is planning to introduce a bill proposing to make assisted suicide legal in Ireland.

Canada is looking to legalise assisted suicide - but not for tourists
# Euthanasia
# Euthanasia

Canada is looking to legalise assisted suicide - but not for tourists

Apr 14th 2016, 8:11 PM 9,269 Views 41 Comments

“The plan we put forward is one that respects Canadians’ choices while putting into place the kinds of safeguards needed.”

'People should not suffer intolerable and horrible pain if they want to exit this life'
# Euthanasia
# Euthanasia

'People should not suffer intolerable and horrible pain if they want to exit this life'

Dec 15th 2015, 8:30 PM 17,249 Views 88 Comments

Independent TD John Halligan introduced ‘right to die’ legislation in the Dáil today.

California has legalised assisted suicide
# Brittany Maynard
# Brittany Maynard

California has legalised assisted suicide

Sep 12th 2015, 7:34 AM 8,791 Views 12 Comments

Opponents said the measure could prompt premature suicides.

Poll: Would you consider euthanasia while still healthy?
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

Poll: Would you consider euthanasia while still healthy?

Aug 2nd 2015, 11:44 AM 27,171 Views 103 Comments

A healthy nurse has ended her life in a Swiss clinic.

European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support

Jun 5th 2015, 11:00 AM 21,476 Views 35 Comments

The man’s parents had been fighting to keep him on life support though his wife had said he would not want to be kept alive.

Gail O'Rorke: 'When I received the phone call to say I'd been charged I collapsed to the floor'
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

Gail O'Rorke: 'When I received the phone call to say I'd been charged I collapsed to the floor'

Jun 2nd 2015, 10:36 PM 21,848 Views 16 Comments

Gail O’Rorke was the first person in the state to be tried and acquitted of assisting in her friend’s suicide.

"I was going to keep quiet... but this is bigger than myself" - Gail O'Rorke
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

"I was going to keep quiet... but this is bigger than myself" - Gail O'Rorke

May 27th 2015, 9:22 PM 21,761 Views 20 Comments

O’Rorke met with TDs at Dáil Eireann today to discuss a “long overdue” bill on assisted suicide.

A man with non-terminal cancer has travelled abroad to take his own life after a final meal with family
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

A man with non-terminal cancer has travelled abroad to take his own life after a final meal with family

May 26th 2015, 6:42 PM 59,397 Views 114 Comments

The death of Briton Jeffrey Spector is set to reignite the debate over assisted suicide in the UK.

Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland

May 5th 2015, 11:35 AM 18,214 Views 43 Comments

Tom Curran said TDs are ‘willing to break ranks’ to support his right-to-die law.

Gail O'Rorke found not guilty of assisting the suicide of her friend
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

Gail O'Rorke found not guilty of assisting the suicide of her friend

Apr 28th 2015, 8:33 PM 19,451 Views 57 Comments

How is assisting a suicide illegal? The legal answer is complicated.

Gail O'Rorke cleared on two charges of assisting the suicide of her friend
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

Gail O'Rorke cleared on two charges of assisting the suicide of her friend

Apr 24th 2015, 5:57 PM 14,105 Views 0 Comments

The jury were ordered to acquit her due to a lack of evidence.

Gail O'Rorke says someone else was with her friend when she took her own life
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

Gail O'Rorke says someone else was with her friend when she took her own life

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:25 PM 19,194 Views 0 Comments

Gail O’Rorke has named a woman who she says was with her friend when she died.

Woman accused of assisting a suicide was left 30% of the deceased's estate
# Courts
# Courts

Woman accused of assisting a suicide was left 30% of the deceased's estate

Apr 22nd 2015, 2:17 PM 14,376 Views 0 Comments

The taxi driver has pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding and abetting a suicide.

Jury in assisted suicide case hears the last words of dead woman
# Court
# Court

Jury in assisted suicide case hears the last words of dead woman

Apr 20th 2015, 8:02 PM 35,724 Views 0 Comments

A woman who was a friend of the dead woman is the first person in the State to be charged with the offence.

Explainer: The facts about assisted suicide in Ireland
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

Explainer: The facts about assisted suicide in Ireland

Apr 13th 2015, 5:30 PM 12,102 Views 0 Comments

The first trial of a person charged for assisting suicide will take place this year.

Woman charged with assisting suicide faces further wait for trial
# IN COURT
# IN COURT

Woman charged with assisting suicide faces further wait for trial

Apr 13th 2015, 3:40 PM 24,372 Views 0 Comments

Gail O’Rorke is the first person in the State to be charged with the offence.

Opinion: Brittany Maynard deserves our compassion – and her bravery deserves our attention
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

Opinion: Brittany Maynard deserves our compassion – and her bravery deserves our attention

Nov 6th 2014, 1:23 PM 239 Views 71 Comments

As a compassionate society, must have the courage to face up to the question of terminal illness and euthanasia.

Vatican official calls Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide 'wicked'
# Criticism
# Criticism

Vatican official calls Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide 'wicked'

Nov 4th 2014, 10:00 PM 31,249 Views 212 Comments

The 29-year-old was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year.

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old who planned her own death, has died
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old who planned her own death, has died

Nov 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 56,914 Views 94 Comments

Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year.

A 29-year-old woman explains why she's planned her death - next month
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

A 29-year-old woman explains why she's planned her death - next month

Oct 8th 2014, 6:33 PM 74,182 Views 192 Comments

“I don’t want to die. But I am dying. And I want to die on my own terms.”

Massive rise in 'suicide tourism' to Switzerland
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

Massive rise in 'suicide tourism' to Switzerland

Aug 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 14,383 Views 42 Comments

From 2008-2012, two Irish people went to Switzerland for an assisted suicide.

UK man paralysed in road accident loses 'right to die' court battle
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

UK man paralysed in road accident loses 'right to die' court battle

Jun 25th 2014, 8:13 PM 14,751 Views 56 Comments

Paul Lamb wants the legal right to end his life with the help of a medic.

Cannabis helped Marie Fleming 'in lots of ways that prescribed drugs weren't able to'
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

Cannabis helped Marie Fleming 'in lots of ways that prescribed drugs weren't able to'

Jun 12th 2014, 5:09 PM 13,029 Views 50 Comments

Smoking cannabis helped with pain, spasms and to lift her mood, Tom Curran revealed today.

Unfortunate Katie Hopkins-related typo in Closer magazine
# So Closer
From The Daily Edge
# So Closer

Unfortunate Katie Hopkins-related typo in Closer magazine

Jun 12th 2014, 10:54 AM 5,434 Views 1 Comment

She’s spotted it, of course.

One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year

Jan 14th 2014, 12:46 PM 18,636 Views 58 Comments

Dignitas helped a total of 202 people to die last year.

Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service

Dec 22nd 2013, 3:30 PM 27,837 Views 42 Comments

The grief and mourning for the 59-year-old was palpable in Avoca today.

Column: Families who assist their loved ones to die will continue to feel the full wrath of the law if it is not changed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Families who assist their loved ones to die will continue to feel the full wrath of the law if it is not changed

Dec 13th 2013, 12:11 PM 119 Views 20 Comments

Today, the case began of Gail O’Rorke who has been charged under the Criminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993 for assisting an MS sufferer to die.

Woman accused of assisting in suicide is in court today
# Courts
# Courts

Woman accused of assisting in suicide is in court today

Dec 13th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,440 Views 0 Comments

The case is believed to be the first of its kind in Ireland.

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