Wednesday 7 December 2016

Right to die is as important as the right to life

Published 03/01/2016 | 02:30

Tom and Marie: a couple who refused to be seen as victims despite the cruelty and unfairness of their situation
Tom and Marie: a couple who refused to be seen as victims despite the cruelty and unfairness of their situation
Motorhead's Lemmy: politically incorrect

When it comes to Christmas busy season, we tend to think of those hideous sales which feature skangers boxing the head off each other for a cheap telly.

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But as I was passing Mount Jerome cemetery the other day, the cars were double-parked as people gathered to pay a visit to their loved ones in the grave. It's a time when we remember those who went too soon - and also those who didn't go soon enough.

I was thinking about this when I read the Indo interview with Tom Curran the other day. Curran is the doughty partner of Marie Fleming, Ireland's highest-profile campaigner for assisted suicide.

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