The partner of right-to-die campaigner Marie Fleming, who passed away last December, hopes to bring a bill legalising “assisted dying” before the Dail later this year.
Marie Flemimg from Lifford, suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and put up a legal battle to allow her partner Tom Curran to assist her to end her life.
Marie’s appeals were rejected by Irelands courts.
The partner of Marie, Tom Curran, has praised the decision of Gerard Vollrath to speak out saying that people need to realise the full extent of the suffering of those who can no longer bear to live.
Vollrath said, “Doctors should be consulted and psychologists should be consulted and not just one or two but several of each should be consulted to get proper opinions.
“There should be a way to die so that at the moment of death people still have their dignity.
“I think the church should not be on a panel.