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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Assisted Suicide

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Woman accused of assisting in suicide is in court today
The case is believed to be the first of its kind in Ireland.
Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers
Plus: How many people can’t name their MEP? Hint: A lot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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”.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.