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Should those with a terminal illness be allowed to choose their own fate?

The Dying with Dignity Bill, if passed, would allow for assisted suicide

UPDATE 8th October:

The Dáil has voted in favour of a bill that would allow people with terminal illnesses to end their lives.

TDs backed the Dying with Dignity Bill last night by a margin of 10 votes, and it will now go to committee stage.

The government wanted a special committee to be set up to examine the bill – but that proposal was defeated.

Original story:

Assisted suicide. Difficult words to bring into a conversation but is it a discussion we need to have?

Many people have mixed feelings on the Dying with Dignity Bill which would legislate for assisted suicide.

A debate in the Dáil’s been delayed by one year as government has decided to appoint an Oireachtas committee to examine the issue beforehand.

KCLR News reporter Shauna McHugh took to local streets to ask people for their views.

Her piece first aired on KCLR Live on Wednesday, 30 September – listen back here:

Following the airing of the piece listener Emma Byrne, who was diagnosed with MS earlier this year, contacted KCLR Live with a powerful message.

Hear what she had to say here:

Emma wasn’t the only listener with strong views on the subject – Miriam also got in touch, but she had a different take on the topic.

Listen back here:

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