Right to die is as important as the right to life
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.
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.