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Oireachtas Justice Committee Says New Committee Required To Examine Assisted Dying Bill.

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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.

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:

Our Political Correspondent Seán Defoe has more

People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, who tabled the bill, says he plans to re-draft the bill to address the legal concerns:


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