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Saturday 17 February 2018

MS sufferer from RTE euthanasia documentary dies

A WOMAN that suffered from multiple sclerosis, and features in an RTE documentary on euthanasia that's to be screened tonight, has passed away, writes Cormac McQuinn.

Margaret McEvoy (above), from Clane, Co Kildare, was diagnosed with MS 20 years ago but remained a fervent opponent to assisted death despite her suffering from the incurable and debilitating disease.

Mrs McEvoy (66), who passed away in Naas Hospital, will be buried today following a funeral Mass in her home town.

The former teacher is due to feature in a new documentary, 'A Time to Die', which will be broadcast on RTE One this evening.

An RTE spokeswoman confirmed that the programme had been "adjusted to acknowledge Margaret's passing" and said her family was "very supportive of her contribution".

The documentary followed the stories of a number of Irish people who wish to end their lives by assisted death or euthanasia.

Mrs McEvoy is one of those interviewed who speaks passionately against the practice.

Irish Independent

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