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# Dignitas

This year
12 Irish people have travelled to Switzerland to medically end their lives since 2003
Assisted dying has been legal in Switzerland since 1942.
All time
A man with non-terminal cancer has travelled abroad to take his own life after a final meal with family
The death of Briton Jeffrey Spector is set to reignite the debate over assisted suicide in the UK.
Gail O'Rorke found not guilty of assisting the suicide of her friend
How is assisting a suicide illegal? The legal answer is complicated.
Massive rise in 'suicide tourism' to Switzerland
From 2008-2012, two Irish people went to Switzerland for an assisted suicide.
One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year
Dignitas helped a total of 202 people to die last year.
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.
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.
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.