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#Assisted Suicide

# assisted-suicide - Thursday 24 September, 2020

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

The bill is set to be debated next Thursday.

# assisted-suicide - Sunday 1 December, 2019

3 in 5 people in Ireland support the legalisation of euthanasia

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

# assisted-suicide - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Majority of people support legalising assisted suicide in Ireland

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

# assisted-suicide - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Friday 2 November, 2018

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Saturday 4 February, 2017

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Sunday 11 December, 2016

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Monday 21 November, 2016

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Thursday 14 April, 2016

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Saturday 12 September, 2015

California has legalised assisted suicide

Opponents said the measure could prompt premature suicides.

# assisted-suicide - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Poll: Would you consider euthanasia while still healthy? Assisted Suicide This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you consider euthanasia while still healthy?

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

# assisted-suicide - Friday 5 June, 2015

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

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.

# assisted-suicide - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland

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

# assisted-suicide - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Monday 27 April, 2015

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# assisted-suicide - Friday 24 April, 2015

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Thursday 23 April, 2015

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Monday 20 April, 2015

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Monday 13 April, 2015

Explainer: The facts about assisted suicide in Ireland

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Thursday 6 November, 2014

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Monday 3 November, 2014

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Massive rise in 'suicide tourism' to Switzerland

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

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

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

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

# assisted-suicide - Thursday 12 June, 2014

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

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

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Unfortunate Katie Hopkins-related typo in Closer magazine

She’s spotted it, of course.

# assisted-suicide - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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# assisted-suicide - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service Right To Die This post contains images

Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service

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

# assisted-suicide - Friday 20 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# assisted-suicide - Friday 13 December, 2013

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

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

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

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