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# marie-fleming - Saturday 10 October, 2020

From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote

Oct 10th 2020, 9:30 AM 19,593 Views 69 Comments

The Dáil voted to send the Dying with Dignity Bill to committee stage earlier this week.

# marie-fleming - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Our 'last human right' or a 'slippery slope'? Inside the debate on assisted dying ahead of today's Dáil vote
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

Our 'last human right' or a 'slippery slope'? Inside the debate on assisted dying ahead of today's Dáil vote

Oct 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 20,072 Views 40 Comments

TDs will vote today on whether to approve a bill that would legalise assisted dying.

# marie-fleming - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Majority of people support legalising assisted suicide in Ireland
# Amarach Poll
# Amarach Poll

Majority of people support legalising assisted suicide in Ireland

Sep 21st 2019, 6:30 AM 17,177 Views 103 Comments

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

# marie-fleming - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 7:02 PM 28,993 Views 43 Comments

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

# marie-fleming - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

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

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

Dec 15th 2015, 8:30 PM 17,053 Views 88 Comments

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

# marie-fleming - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland

May 5th 2015, 11:35 AM 18,153 Views 43 Comments

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

# marie-fleming - Monday 13 April, 2015

Explainer: The facts about assisted suicide in Ireland
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

Explainer: The facts about assisted suicide in Ireland

Apr 13th 2015, 5:30 PM 11,638 Views 0 Comments

The first trial of a person charged for assisting suicide will take place this year.

# marie-fleming - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Ireland's euthanasia laws are some of the most strict in Europe
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

Ireland's euthanasia laws are some of the most strict in Europe

Jan 3rd 2015, 4:00 PM 22,847 Views 82 Comments

Here’s a look at the situation in other countries.

# marie-fleming - Saturday 30 August, 2014

TDs will be asked to vote on new right-to-die laws before Christmas
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

TDs will be asked to vote on new right-to-die laws before Christmas

Aug 30th 2014, 10:30 AM 6,256 Views 45 Comments

Tom Curran, the partner of campaigner Marie Fleming who died last year, says new legislation he’s been working on is almost complete.

# marie-fleming - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street

Jul 13th 2014, 2:54 PM 17,604 Views 43 Comments

Tom Curran, partner of Marie Fleming, has welcomed the news that Savitex will be available to patients in Ireland.

# marie-fleming - Friday 13 June, 2014

Poll: Should medicinal cannabis be legalised?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should medicinal cannabis be legalised?

Jun 13th 2014, 9:01 AM 19,924 Views 212 Comments

Good idea? Bad idea?

# marie-fleming - Thursday 12 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 12th 2014, 5:09 PM 13,004 Views 50 Comments

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

# marie-fleming - Sunday 9 March, 2014

"The whole thing really started before Marie died..": Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran on his Wicklow council bid
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

"The whole thing really started before Marie died..": Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran on his Wicklow council bid

Mar 9th 2014, 8:45 AM 7,965 Views 31 Comments

The partner of Marie Fleming, whose court battle ignited a national campaign on right-to-die issues, is running in the the local elections this May.

# marie-fleming - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Partner of Marie Fleming drafting new right-to-die legislation
# Tom Curran
# Tom Curran

Partner of Marie Fleming drafting new right-to-die legislation

Mar 8th 2014, 8:30 PM 15,986 Views 40 Comments

Tom Curran has asked a group of barristers to draft legislation on the issue, and says the initial work could be completed by the start of next month.

# marie-fleming - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year

Jan 14th 2014, 12:46 PM 18,544 Views 58 Comments

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

# marie-fleming - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service

Dec 22nd 2013, 3:30 PM 27,764 Views 42 Comments

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

# marie-fleming - Friday 20 December, 2013

Woman who took right-to-die case, Marie Fleming, has passed away
# RIP
# RIP

Woman who took right-to-die case, Marie Fleming, has passed away

Dec 20th 2013, 2:20 PM 32,704 Views 127 Comments

She was 59 years old.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Dec 20th 2013, 8:47 AM 9,211 Views 5 Comments

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

# marie-fleming - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

“This is the worst small country in the western world to be sick in”
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

“This is the worst small country in the western world to be sick in”

Nov 26th 2013, 11:04 PM 17,461 Views 71 Comments

It emerged today that MS sufferer Marie Fleming was asked by the HSE to provide proof of her condition in order to have her medical card renewed.

Here’s what happened today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s what happened today: Tuesday

Nov 26th 2013, 8:59 PM 10,531 Views 4 Comments

Today everyone’s been talking about the HSE’s €2.6 million payout, Marie Fleming being asked to provide proof of her illness and why President Higgins’ adviser left her job.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Nov 26th 2013, 4:51 PM 5,032 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# marie-fleming - Thursday 21 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 21st 2013, 12:53 PM 3,926 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.

# marie-fleming - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Taoiseach rejects plea to allow for assisted suicide
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

Taoiseach rejects plea to allow for assisted suicide

May 29th 2013, 3:41 PM 5,558 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.

# marie-fleming - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 30th 2013, 10:48 AM 6,337 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
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

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

Apr 30th 2013, 6:45 AM 9,748 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.

# marie-fleming - Monday 29 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Xtra-vision memories
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added Xtra-vision memories

Apr 29th 2013, 7:50 PM 10,106 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Apr 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 141 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.

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Apr 29th 2013, 4:59 PM 6,004 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Supreme Court dismisses Marie Fleming’s ‘right to die’ appeal
# Landmark Case
# Landmark Case

Supreme Court dismisses Marie Fleming’s ‘right to die’ appeal

Apr 29th 2013, 10:50 AM 17,929 Views 205 Comments

Chief Justice Susan Denham said the circumstances were “very tragic” but that there was no Constitutional ‘right to die’.

# marie-fleming - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Supreme Court to deliver verdict in ‘right to die’ case next week
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

Supreme Court to deliver verdict in ‘right to die’ case next week

Apr 25th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,256 Views 24 Comments

The court will deliver a verdict in the case of Marie Fleming who is seeking to overturn the ban on assisted suicide.

# marie-fleming - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

'Right-to-die' appeal to be heard by Supreme Court today
# Courts
# Courts

'Right-to-die' appeal to be heard by Supreme Court today

Feb 26th 2013, 9:28 AM 4,568 Views 23 Comments

Marie Fleming, who has multiple sclerosis, wants to overturn the laws which make it a criminal offence to help someone take their own life.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Feb 26th 2013, 8:56 AM 8,093 Views 2 Comments

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

# marie-fleming - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added ice hockey humiliation
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added ice hockey humiliation

Jan 16th 2013, 7:50 PM 10,436 Views 8 Comments

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

Column: Legal clarity needed after Marie Fleming 'right to die' verdict
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Legal clarity needed after Marie Fleming 'right to die' verdict

Jan 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 158 Views 33 Comments

By not ordering the DPP to issue guidelines on factors which would influence a prosecution for carrying out an assisted suicide, Marie Fleming and others in her situation have been left in legal limbo, writes Dr Eimear Spain.

'Right to die' challenge to go to the Supreme Court
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

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

Jan 16th 2013, 6:28 PM 5,297 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.

# marie-fleming - Thursday 10 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 10th 2013, 11:26 AM 10,206 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
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

High Court to deliver landmark verdict on assisted suicide today

Jan 10th 2013, 8:15 AM 3,608 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.

# marie-fleming - Friday 14 December, 2012

Court to rule on assisted suicide case on 10 January
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

Court to rule on assisted suicide case on 10 January

Dec 14th 2012, 1:07 PM 3,540 Views 6 Comments

Marie Fleming, who has MS, is challenging criminal law on the issue of it being an offence to help a person take their own life.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Dec 14th 2012, 8:46 AM 7,137 Views 4 Comments

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