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Tom Curran and his partner Marie Fleming, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, leaving the Four Courts in 2013 after Fleming lost her case to be allowed to die with dignity.  Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

The Dying with Dignity Bill brought forward by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny was debated in the Dáil on Thursday and will be voted on in the comi(...)

University lecturer Marie Fleming with her partner Tom Curran and son Simon Fleming at the High Court in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

TD Gino Kenny’s Dying with Dignity Bill has reopened an important debate about the right of doctors to assist the terminally ill end their lives at a (...)

People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny (front) is pictured with  (from left) Tom Curran, Vicky Phelan and Gail O’Rorke as he highlighted his assisted dying Bill earlier this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government has been urged to allow its TDs a free vote on legislation seeking to give people with progressive and incurable terminal illnesses the(...)

 Supreme Court Judge, Mr Justice Frank Clarke pictured in the Four Courts after the announcement that he is to be appointed as the new chief justice. Photograph: Collins Courts

Most young barristers have to wait years for a meaty case to arrive on their desk. Frank Clarke was qualified less than a year when one of the biggest(...)

Asylum seekers Protest in Waterford in 2014.  Picture: Patrick Browne

The Supreme Court ruled last week in favour of a Burmese asylum seeker who challenged the legislative provisions that prohibited him from seeking work(...)

Angela Kerins: Rehab’s former chief executive will receive two-thirds of her costs in her case against the Dáil Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Collins Courts

The rule of the higher courts is that costs follow the event – which is say that they go to the winner – unless otherwise ordered. When it gave the I(...)

The late Marie Fleming with her partner Tom Curran (left), daughter Corrinna Moore and family friend Brendan Gainey at the High Court in January 2013. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tom Curran, the partner of late right-to-die campaigner Marie Fleming, has said he is disappointed a Garda investigation is under way into her death. (...)

The case of Teri Schiavo involved a long battle in the US courts. Photograph: Getty Images

A High Court judge is expected to decide soon if a severely brain-injured young man, who has been on ventilator support for four years and has a very (...)

Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran has called on the Government to legalise the use of cannabis for medical purposes.  File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Right-to-die campaigner Tom Curran has called on the Government to legalise the use of cannabis for medical purposes. Mr Curran said only two things(...)

When it works well, palliative care is not just about pain relief, but a vision of living well until you die.

Recently, I read Séamus O’Mahony’s occasionally grumpy, sometimes bleakly humorous and always thought-provoking book, The Way We Die Now. O’Mahony, a (...)

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