End of Life Ireland (EOLI) is a volunteer led advocacy group. EOLI believes people faced with a terminal illness should have the right to choose how to die. The law should respect that right and honour their 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.
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. We pledge to continue their work and pursue the fundamental human right to die legally and safely here in Ireland.