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#Right to die

# right-to-die - Monday 14 September, 2020

'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill

Sep 14th 2020, 3:34 PM 32,924 Views 40 Comments

The Dying with Dignity Bill will be introduced in the Dáil tomorrow.

# right-to-die - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Vincent Lambert, man at centre of contentious right-to-die case in France, passes away
# Vincent Lambert
# Vincent Lambert

Vincent Lambert, man at centre of contentious right-to-die case in France, passes away

Jul 11th 2019, 8:50 AM 21,699 Views 20 Comments

He died more than a decade after an accident that left him with severe brain damage.

# right-to-die - 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 29,024 Views 43 Comments

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

# right-to-die - Friday 9 June, 2017

Terminally ill baby boy at London hospital must be kept alive until at least Tuesday, court rules
# Charlie Gard
# Charlie Gard

Terminally ill baby boy at London hospital must be kept alive until at least Tuesday, court rules

Jun 9th 2017, 6:24 PM 40,867 Views 26 Comments

Charlie Gard’s parents want to take the 10-month-old to the US for an experimental treatment.

# right-to-die - Sunday 11 December, 2016

John Halligan lobbying for support for right-to-die bill
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

John Halligan lobbying for support for right-to-die bill

Dec 11th 2016, 7:15 AM 4,807 Views 15 Comments

Halligan is now trying to find a workable mechanism that will bring the bill before the Dáil.

# right-to-die - Monday 21 November, 2016

Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it

Nov 21st 2016, 6:50 PM 16,053 Views 74 Comments

Halligan said he is planning to introduce a bill proposing to make assisted suicide legal in Ireland.

# right-to-die - 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 17,133 Views 88 Comments

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

# right-to-die - Saturday 12 September, 2015

California has legalised assisted suicide
# Brittany Maynard
# Brittany Maynard

California has legalised assisted suicide

Sep 12th 2015, 7:34 AM 8,778 Views 12 Comments

Opponents said the measure could prompt premature suicides.

# right-to-die - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Nearly 40 million more Americans are to be given access to euthanasia
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

Nearly 40 million more Americans are to be given access to euthanasia

Sep 10th 2015, 3:38 PM 12,249 Views 50 Comments

California is set to legalise the practice.

# right-to-die - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Outrage as campaigners release video of man at centre of right-to-die case
# Vincent Lambert
# Vincent Lambert

Outrage as campaigners release video of man at centre of right-to-die case

Jun 10th 2015, 6:45 PM 10,843 Views 30 Comments

The video was taken last Friday — the same day that the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Lambert should be allowed to die.

# right-to-die - Friday 5 June, 2015

European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support

Jun 5th 2015, 11:00 AM 21,450 Views 35 Comments

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.

# right-to-die - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Court to rule if quadriplegic man in vegetative state should be allowed to die
# Euthanasia Debate
# Euthanasia Debate

Court to rule if quadriplegic man in vegetative state should be allowed to die

Jun 4th 2015, 7:55 AM 9,643 Views 15 Comments

He is on life support after a car accident.

# right-to-die - 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 11,788 Views 0 Comments

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

# right-to-die - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Serial rapist will now NOT be euthanised, says Minister for Justice
# Mercy Killing
# Mercy Killing

Serial rapist will now NOT be euthanised, says Minister for Justice

Jan 6th 2015, 1:22 PM 17,628 Views 30 Comments

The rapist had repeatedly asked that the state help him end his life due to “unbearable” psychological suffering.

# right-to-die - 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 23,000 Views 78 Comments

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

# right-to-die - Monday 29 December, 2014

Funeral of woman taken off life support to take place today
# RIP
# RIP

Funeral of woman taken off life support to take place today

Dec 29th 2014, 10:30 AM 17,713 Views 24 Comments

The High Court ruled on St Stephen’s Day that doctors could withdraw life support for the woman.

# right-to-die - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Opinion: Brittany Maynard deserves our compassion – and her bravery deserves our attention
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

Opinion: Brittany Maynard deserves our compassion – and her bravery deserves our attention

Nov 6th 2014, 1:23 PM 204 Views 71 Comments

As a compassionate society, must have the courage to face up to the question of terminal illness and euthanasia.

# right-to-die - Monday 3 November, 2014

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old who planned her own death, has died
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old who planned her own death, has died

Nov 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 56,888 Views 94 Comments

Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year.

# right-to-die - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

A 29-year-old woman explains why she's planned her death - next month
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

A 29-year-old woman explains why she's planned her death - next month

Oct 8th 2014, 6:33 PM 74,092 Views 192 Comments

“I don’t want to die. But I am dying. And I want to die on my own terms.”

# right-to-die - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

MS sufferer and right-to-die campaigner: 'If I was an animal...I'd be put to sleep'
# Legislation
# Legislation

MS sufferer and right-to-die campaigner: 'If I was an animal...I'd be put to sleep'

Oct 1st 2014, 3:02 PM 13,694 Views 47 Comments

Kate Tobin was diagnosed with the condition two years ago and says “Nobody can know the pain I’m going through”.

# right-to-die - 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 6,261 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.

# right-to-die - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Massive rise in 'suicide tourism' to Switzerland
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

Massive rise in 'suicide tourism' to Switzerland

Aug 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 14,332 Views 42 Comments

From 2008-2012, two Irish people went to Switzerland for an assisted suicide.

# right-to-die - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

UK man paralysed in road accident loses 'right to die' court battle
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

UK man paralysed in road accident loses 'right to die' court battle

Jun 25th 2014, 8:13 PM 14,728 Views 56 Comments

Paul Lamb wants the legal right to end his life with the help of a medic.

# right-to-die - Monday 31 March, 2014

Convention recommends environmentalism, secularism and the right to die
# Recommendations
# Recommendations

Convention recommends environmentalism, secularism and the right to die

Mar 31st 2014, 3:58 PM 9,167 Views 192 Comments

The report of the Constitutional Convention recommends the removal of the blasphemy offence from the Irish Constitution.

# right-to-die - 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 7,977 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.

# right-to-die - 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 15,988 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.

# right-to-die - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Euthanasia for terminally ill children legalised in Belgium
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

Euthanasia for terminally ill children legalised in Belgium

Feb 13th 2014, 8:23 PM 13,288 Views 166 Comments

In total, there were 86 votes in favour and 44 against from the country’s lower House of Representatives.

# right-to-die - 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 18,572 Views 58 Comments

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

# right-to-die - 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 27,785 Views 42 Comments

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

# right-to-die - 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 32,714 Views 127 Comments

She was 59 years old.

# right-to-die - Friday 13 December, 2013

Column: Families who assist their loved ones to die will continue to feel the full wrath of the law if it is not changed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Families who assist their loved ones to die will continue to feel the full wrath of the law if it is not changed

Dec 13th 2013, 12:11 PM 101 Views 20 Comments

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.

# right-to-die - 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 3,927 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.

# right-to-die - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Woman charged with assisting suicide in Dublin
# Courts
# Courts

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.

# right-to-die - 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 5,562 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.

# right-to-die - 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 10,114 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 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.

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 17,955 Views 204 Comments

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

# right-to-die - 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 5,257 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.

# right-to-die - 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 4,569 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.

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