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# Assisted Dying

Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
12 Irish people have travelled to Switzerland to medically end their lives since 2003
Assisted dying has been legal in Switzerland since 1942.
This year
Committee hears whether TDs are legally allowed to pass assisted dying laws in the Dáil
Three constitutional experts appeared before the committee today.
Assisted Dying: TDs admit 'steep learning curve' and moral struggles as Committee finally meets
One TD questioned why someone who has ‘ten years instead of ten months left’ should be excluded if their life has become unbearable.
Any legislation on assisted dying would need 'robust safeguards'
The right to life must be protected at all times, the Committee on Assisted Dying will hear.
‘Complex and profound issue’: Committee on assisted dying to hold first public session next week
The cross-party panel will meet for the first time in public on Tuesday.
Assisted Dying committee to begin public deliberations in June with report expected for March
The cross-party panel of TDs and senators will run for 9 months before producing a report with recommendations in March of next year.
'A complex issue': New committee on assisted dying holds first meeting ahead of public sessions
Once it goes into public session, the committee must produce a report on the issue within nine months.
Last year
Terms of reference agreed for special committee on assisted dying
PBP TD Gino Kenny has said that he hopes to see the Committee established before Christmas.
Special committee on assisted dying expected to begin in October
TD Gino Kenny says he hopes it is the beginning of a serious conversation around the issue.
All time
Psychiatrists group raises concerns with assisted dying bill
The group is concerned that it will be introduced for people with terminal illnesses, but that it will then be “applied more broadly”.
Special committee on assisted dying expected to begin in early 2022
The formation of the committee was recommended in July.
Establishment of Special Committee to examine Dying with Dignity Bill recommended
The Justice Committee said today that the proposed legislation has “serious technical issues”.
Spain passes law legalising euthanasia
The Mediterranean country is the fourth European nation to decriminalise assisted suicide.
Human rights group calls for 'substantive' changes to Dying with Dignity Bill to protect right to life
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission shared its views with the Oireachtas Justice Committee.
Spanish parliament approves bill to allow assisted dying
It still faces a vote in the Senate early in 2021 where it is also expected to pass.
The Explainer: Is assisted dying going to become legal in Ireland soon?
Gino Kenny’s Dying With Dignity Bill passed through the Dáil recently – we look at the journey to get there, and what happens next.
From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote
The Dáil voted to send the Dying with Dignity Bill to committee stage earlier this week.
'I think Ireland is ready for this': Campaigners welcome result of Dáil vote on assisted dying legislation
The Dying with Dignity Bill passed to committee stage last night.
The Dying with Dignity Bill has been voted to committee stage
The vote was passed by 81 votes to 71 meaning the bill will now proceed to committee stage.
Our 'last human right' or a 'slippery slope'? Inside the debate on assisted dying ahead of today's Dáil vote
TDs will vote today on whether to approve a bill that would legalise assisted dying.
'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote
The Dying with Dignity Bill will be subject to a Dáil vote on Wednesday.
'It is up to the Dáil': Government won't need referendum to introduce assisted dying law
TDs are set to debate the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020 in the Dáil today.
Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil
New legislation could soon see assisted dying legalised in Ireland.
Eamon Ryan says a conscience vote on next week's assisted dying bill 'is a real possibility'
The bill is set to be debated next Thursday.
'People should not suffer intolerable and horrible pain if they want to exit this life'
Independent TD John Halligan introduced ‘right to die’ legislation in the Dáil today.
Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland
Tom Curran said TDs are ‘willing to break ranks’ to support his right-to-die law.
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”.