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#Assisted Suicide

# assisted-suicide - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers
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Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers

Nov 23rd 2013, 7:30 PM 11,410 Views 9 Comments

Plus: How many people can’t name their MEP? Hint: A lot.

# assisted-suicide - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Tánaiste: Assisted suicide is a topic we should address as human beings, as legislators
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# Leaders' Questions

Tánaiste: Assisted suicide is a topic we should address as human beings, as legislators

Nov 21st 2013, 12:53 PM 3,927 Views 0 Comments

Eamon Gilmore has said that the issue of assisted suicide should be addressed in response to questions in the Dáil this morning.

The three landmark cases that shaped assisted suicide law in Ireland
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The three landmark cases that shaped assisted suicide law in Ireland

Nov 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 13,603 Views 0 Comments

Yesterday a woman in Dublin was charged with assisting the suicide of another woman. Any decision in her case will set a precedent in Ireland.

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Woman charged with assisting suicide in Dublin
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Woman charged with assisting suicide in Dublin

Nov 20th 2013, 10:55 PM 28,364 Views 0 Comments

Gail O’Rourke of Kilclare Gardens in Tallaght is charged with assisting in the suicide of another woman in Dublin in 2011.

# assisted-suicide - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Poll: Do you think the law should be changed to allow for assisted suicide?
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# Poll

Poll: Do you think the law should be changed to allow for assisted suicide?

Sep 26th 2013, 9:23 AM 12,760 Views 174 Comments

A man in Canada recorded a video eight days before he died asking for the laws on assisted suicide to be changed – what’s your view?

Doctor makes posthumous plea on YouTube for assisted suicide
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Doctor makes posthumous plea on YouTube for assisted suicide

Sep 26th 2013, 7:40 AM 5,923 Views 45 Comments

Dr Donald Low died eight days ago – but before he did, he recorded a video pleading for laws to be changed to allow for assisted suicide.

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Taoiseach rejects plea to allow for assisted suicide
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Taoiseach rejects plea to allow for assisted suicide

May 29th 2013, 3:41 PM 5,562 Views 37 Comments

Enda Kenny was asked to ‘show some compassion’ to the family of terminally ill Marie Fleming and consider changes to the law.

# assisted-suicide - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Poll: Should the government legislate for assisted suicide with safeguards?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should the government legislate for assisted suicide with safeguards?

Apr 30th 2013, 10:48 AM 6,344 Views 59 Comments

Yesterday, Marie Fleming was told in the Supreme Court that her ‘right to die’ appeal was being dismissed – but a judge said that the Oireachtas could legislate to deal with cases such as this.

Supreme Court: Ireland has a right to life, not a right to die
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Supreme Court: Ireland has a right to life, not a right to die

Apr 30th 2013, 6:45 AM 9,941 Views 43 Comments

There was standing-room only in the small courtroom on Monday morning as the 7 judges ruled that Marie Fleming, who has MS, did not have the right to end her own life with help from her partner.

# assisted-suicide - Monday 29 April, 2013

Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people
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# Opinion

Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people

Apr 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 152 Views 38 Comments

Today, seven judges from the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Marie Fleming, who had sought to be allowed an assisted suicide without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her, but where to next with this contentious debate, asks Dr Eimear Spain.

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

'Right to die' challenge to go to the Supreme Court
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'Right to die' challenge to go to the Supreme Court

Jan 16th 2013, 6:28 PM 5,304 Views 19 Comments

Marie Fleming, who has multiple sclerosis, is to take her court case to the Supreme Court after she lost a High Court case on the ban on assisted suicide.

# assisted-suicide - Thursday 10 January, 2013

High Court rejects MS sufferer's challenge in 'right to die' case
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# Courts

High Court rejects MS sufferer's challenge in 'right to die' case

Jan 10th 2013, 11:26 AM 10,245 Views 110 Comments

Marie Fleming, who suffers from terminal multiple sclerosis, fails in her attempt to have suicide laws declared unconstitutional.

High Court to deliver landmark verdict on assisted suicide today
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High Court to deliver landmark verdict on assisted suicide today

Jan 10th 2013, 8:15 AM 3,612 Views 16 Comments

MS sufferer Marie Fleming has challenged Ireland’s ban on assisted suicide, saying she faces a long and “horrible death” if not allowed to die on her own terms.

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

The Evening Fix...now with added 'faces badly in need of a fist'
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# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added 'faces badly in need of a fist'

Jan 9th 2013, 7:51 PM 9,478 Views 2 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Column: Assisted suicide ruling will be a landmark for Ireland
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# Opinion

Column: Assisted suicide ruling will be a landmark for Ireland

Jan 9th 2013, 7:00 PM 198 Views 67 Comments

A terminally ill MS patient is due to learn whether she be allowed to die with the assistance of her partner, writes Sharon O’Connor.

# assisted-suicide - Friday 14 December, 2012

# assisted-suicide - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Poll: Do you support assisted suicide?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support assisted suicide?

Nov 18th 2012, 12:34 PM 10,027 Views 92 Comments

A case currently being heard before the High Court is asking whether Irish people have the constitutional right to an assisted suicide. What do you think?

# assisted-suicide - Thursday 16 August, 2012

British man loses high court battle to end his life
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# Right To Die

British man loses high court battle to end his life

Aug 16th 2012, 5:49 PM 11,417 Views 70 Comments

Tony Nicklinson, who is paralysed from the neck down, has described his life as “pure torture” and wept as the verdict was announced.

# assisted-suicide - Thursday 5 January, 2012

A "strong case" for offering assisted death to terminally ill, says UK report
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A "strong case" for offering assisted death to terminally ill, says UK report

Jan 5th 2012, 2:35 PM 2,779 Views 41 Comments

An independent panel funded by the author Terry Pratchett criticised the current legal status of assisted suicide as “inadequate and incoherent”.

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Man whose assisted suicide features in Terry Pratchett documentary named
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Man whose assisted suicide features in Terry Pratchett documentary named

Jun 8th 2011, 10:58 AM 889 Views 2 Comments

Footage of the assisted suicide of millionaire hotelier Peter Smedley is due to air on British television on Monday.

# assisted-suicide - Sunday 15 May, 2011

Swiss voters choose to keep 'suicide tourism' in Zurich
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Swiss voters choose to keep 'suicide tourism' in Zurich

May 15th 2011, 4:47 PM 1,083 Views 0 Comments

Zurich voters rejected by at least a 4-to-1 margin Sunday the twin measures that had been pushed by political and religious conservatives.

Poll: Should Switzerland allow foreigners to travel to the country to carry out assisted suicide?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Switzerland allow foreigners to travel to the country to carry out assisted suicide?

May 15th 2011, 2:37 PM 2,284 Views 0 Comments

Today voters in Switzerland decided not to impose a ban on assisted suicide – but critics have accused other countries of allowing Switzerland to shoulder the burden of the practice by shirking their own responsibilities to the terminally ill. What do you think?

Zurich to vote on 'suicide tourism' laws
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Zurich to vote on 'suicide tourism' laws

May 15th 2011, 10:48 AM 594 Views 0 Comments

Voters in Zurich are going to the polls to vote on the issue of assisted suicide – with many residents uncomfortable with so-called ‘suicide tourism’ resulting from other countries outlawing the practice.

# assisted-suicide - Friday 15 April, 2011

Terry Pratchett to present documentary on assisted suicide
Live Apr 15th 2011, 11:24 AM

Terry Pratchett to present documentary on assisted suicide

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Controversial euthanasia doctor arriving in Ireland for debate
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Controversial euthanasia doctor arriving in Ireland for debate

Feb 16th 2011, 11:19 AM 1,690 Views 0 Comments

Dr Philip Nitschke will take part in debate at UCD tonight before holding a workshop on his methods tomorrow.