The committee has recommended another special Committee be set up to examine assisted dying, in a similar way to the one that examined new abortion legislation.
The Oireachtas Justice Committee has decided the Dying with Dignity Bill is unfit for purpose and "doesn't stack up".
The bill would have allowed terminally ill people to access medical assistance to end their life.
It's recommended a new Special Oireachtas Committee on assisted dying be set up to take a deeper look at the issue.
Following scrutiny of the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020, the Joint Committee on Justice, chaired by @lawlessj, has recommended that an Oireachtas Special Committee be established to undertake an examination on the topic of assisted dying. #seeforyourself https://t.co/A2FK6wW2GX pic.twitter.com/xyBN4evLVj— Houses of the Oireachtas - Tithe an Oireachtais (@OireachtasNews) July 21, 2021
Chair of the Justice Committee, Kildare North Fianna Fáil TD, James Lawless says it's the technical nature of the bill that was flawed, rather than the issue itself:
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We welcome the Justice Committee's recommendation that a Special Oireachtas Committee is established to examine the issue of assisted dying. This is what we have called for & also the need for respectful & robust debate on the matter https://t.co/LmWhWSPaMt— Irish Hospice Foundation (@IrishHospice) July 21, 2021
People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, who tabled the bill, says he plans to re-draft the bill to address the legal concerns: