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#Marie Fleming

# marie-fleming - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should medicinal cannabis be legalised?

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'

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

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 Exclusive

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

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 This post contains images

Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

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”

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

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 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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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