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#Assisted Suicide

# assisted-suicide - Thursday 21 November, 2013

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

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

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

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# assisted-suicide - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Poll: Do you think the law should be changed to allow for assisted suicide? Poll This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

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

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

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

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 with added 'faces badly in need of a fist'

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

Column: Assisted suicide ruling will be a landmark for Ireland

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Every day brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

# assisted-suicide - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Poll: Do you support assisted suicide? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support assisted suicide?

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Man whose assisted suicide features in Terry Pratchett documentary named

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

The best-selling author, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008, will present a documentary exploring the issue of assisted death – and follow the final days of a 71-year-old travelling to a Swiss clinic.

# assisted-suicide - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Controversial euthanasia doctor arriving in Ireland for debate

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