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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Assisted Suicide

This year
British man in Cyprus convicted of manslaughter of terminally ill wife
David Hunter (now 76) was tried for the premeditated murder of his 74-year-old wife Janice.
All time
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.
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.
Majority of people support legalising assisted suicide in Ireland
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 is at the centre of a hugely controversial court case.
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”.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
'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.
California has legalised assisted suicide
Opponents said the measure could prompt premature suicides.
Poll: Would you consider euthanasia while still healthy?
A healthy nurse has ended her life in a Swiss clinic.
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.
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.
"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.
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 could be introduced in Ireland
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Vatican official calls Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide 'wicked'
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
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
“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
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
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'
Smoking cannabis helped with pain, spasms and to lift her mood, Tom Curran revealed today.
Unfortunate Katie Hopkins-related typo in Closer magazine
She’s spotted it, of course.
One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year
Dignitas helped a total of 202 people to die last year.
Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service
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
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.