End of Life Ireland

About

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.  

EOLI pays tribute to Marie Fleming, Gaynor French and all who tirelessly campaigned and yet were denied the right to die at a time of their choosing surrounded by loved ones.
It is thanks to Marie Fleming taking her case to the Supreme Court and though she lost her case fighting for her constitutional right to die, the ruling determined that Govenernment could legislate for Assisted Dying. 
We thank Vicky Phelan, who is in everyone’s hearts throughout Ireland not only for supporting TD Gino Kenny when he proposed the Dying with Dignity 2020 Bill but for all she has done in speaking out for women, for everyone. 
We will never give up and will pursue the fundamental human right to die legally and safely here in Ireland.