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# Dying with dignity

Last month
October 2023
Assisted dying legislation 'contrary to best medical practice', Committee hears
The Oireachtas Committee also heard arguments in favour, with doctors saying autonomy should be encouraged.
This year
2023
12 Irish people have travelled to Switzerland to medically end their lives since 2003
Assisted dying has been legal in Switzerland since 1942.
Committee hears whether TDs are legally allowed to pass assisted dying laws in the Dáil
Three constitutional experts appeared before the committee today.
'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
2022
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 to be established 'as soon as humanly possible'
TD Gino Kenny said that delays to the establishment of the committee have been “extremely frustrating”.
Dying with Dignity bill needs more 'teasing out', says Taoiseach
The Dying with Dignity Bill was tabled by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny.
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
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”.
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.
Government seeks to delay Dying with Dignity Bill and send issue to special Oireachtas committee
The proposed legislation would allow medical professionals assist terminally ill persons end their own life.
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.
'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill
The Dying with Dignity Bill will be introduced in the Dáil tomorrow.
Column: Dying with dignity is a right, not a privilege
We all hope for a good death – but in the current system not many of us will get one, writes Sharon Foley of the Irish Hospice Foundation.