A message from Hope Ireland
We are very pleased to inform you, our supporters, that the Oireachtas Committee on Justice has refused to progress the Dying with Dignity Bill any further, and recommended a special parliamentary committee examine the whole area of “Assisted Dying”. This is now the second time that the DWD Bill has failed to progress to completion through the Dáil – first in 2015, and now again in 2021.
This is a significant victory. It means euthanasia/assisted suicide proponents will be back to square one – and their path is less clear now: they could either reintroduce a “narrower” version of the Bill, or else wait for the Government to set up a special committee to examine the issue. We welcome the Joint Committee on Justice report.