End of Life Ireland (EOLI) is a volunteer led advocacy group. EOLI believes people faced with terminal illness or an incurable/progressive condition should have the right to choose how they die and when they have suffered enough.
We believe legislation should respect and honour personal autonomy. The end of life is an essential part of life, deserving of dignity. It involves not only the individual but one’s network of social relations from family and friends to carers and wider society.
We prepared an Oireachtas submission in support of the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020 which if legislated, would facilitate a choice of accessing Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD). This is our submission to the Justice Committee, which being evidence based is still a valuable source of reference for the Special Committee as they go on to progress legislation. Submissions made by Irish Doctors Supporting MAiD and Dignity in Dying UK may also be read and downloaded from our website.