State to open its case in Marie Fleming’s right to die appeal

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released News Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Google+ Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By News Highland – February 27, 2013 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The State is expected to open its case this afternoon in Marie Fleming’s right to die appeal.The three-day hearing began yesterday before seven judges of the Supreme Court.The 59-year-old Donegal native is in the terminal stages of multiple sclerosis.Marie Fleming is looking for a relaxation on the outright ban on assisted suicide.Lawyers for the former UCD lecturer say she’s lost control of her body and is entitled to a dignified death at a time and in a manner of her choosing.It’s not about a right to be killed they argue- while she needs assistance the 59 year old will take the decisive step.She will self administer gas through a face mask or an injection by shaking her head or through a blowing action.Her legal team say the High Court got it wrong in finding that a limited relaxation on the ban on assisted suicide would  increase the risk of persons being unlawfully killed.Later today, the State lawyers will give their response to these arguments while the court will also hear submissions from Irish Human Rights Commission. Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers State to open its case in Marie Fleming’s right to die appeal Previous articleStrabane outdoor ‘comfort drinkers’ burning household wasteNext articleAgreement reached in Europe to ban fish discards News Highland Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Tigray crisis: Why there are fears of civil war in Ethiopia

first_imgA resident of Mekelle region rides a horse painted in the colours of the Tigray regional flag as they attend celebrations marking the 45th anniversary of the launching of the "Armed Struggle of the Peoples of Tigray", on February 19, 2020, in Mekelle