Dearbhail McDonald: Only a matter of time before we were faced with the right-to-die issue
IT was only a matter of time before the Irish courts were confronted with a new right-to-die case. Around the world judges are dealing with life and death dilemmas posed by incurably ill but competent patients.
People such Tony Nicklinson, the British man with locked-in syndrome who lost his High Court battle to end his life.
Nicklinson died last August.