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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

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

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'

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’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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

He is on life support after a car accident.

# right-to-die - 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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'

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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

Euthanasia for terminally ill children legalised in Belgium

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

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 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.

# right-to-die - Friday 20 December, 2013

# 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

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

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

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

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

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’.

# right-to-die - 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.

# right-to-die - 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.

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