Sunday 25 August 2019

Kathryn Thomas: 'I would do anything for a loved one, including euthanasia'

Kathryn Thomas
Kathryn Thomas
Kathryn Thomas during the first live show of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix.
Kathryn Thomas and partner Padraig McLoughlin at Liz O Donnell's annual fundraising lunch for Adi Roche's Chernobyl Children International at Fire Restaurant ,Dublin
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RTE star Kathryn Thomas has revealed she would consider euthanasia for a loved one.

The Voice of Ireland host today said she would do anything to help a family member of friend in pain, commenting on a new survey.

Writing in her Irish Daily Star column, she explained: "Until this week, I have to admit that I had never actually asked myself if I could do something like that. The idea of someone I love suffering, or being in constant pain; so much that life is not worth living, is extremely painful for me to get my head around."

"I think unless you have been there and experienced it, you cannot really and fully understand it. But I am always saying I would do anything for the people I love."

Kathryn Thomas during the first live show of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix.
Kathryn Thomas during the first live show of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix.

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Thomas, who is one of the state broadcaster's most recognisable faces, is often candid in her personal beliefs - whether it be her thoughts on egg freezing, growing her family or even grief.

She recently revealed that she is hoping to start a family with her partner, restaurateur Padraig McLaughlin.

"Would I like kids? Absolutely, if we are lucky and we are blessed with them and again I think that comes down to timing and feeling like you are in the right place," she explained. "I have never been a planner. I am really bad at planning ahead and I do get what people are thinking when they look at me, they are thinking 'you are 36, time is ticking!' and all of that and I wish that the female physiology would catch up with feminism in a way. I think every woman is different and should figure out what they want for themselves."

Kathryn Thomas and partner Padraig McLoughlin at Liz O Donnell's annual fundraising lunch for Adi Roche's Chernobyl Children International at Fire Restaurant ,Dublin
Kathryn Thomas and partner Padraig McLoughlin at Liz O Donnell's annual fundraising lunch for Adi Roche's Chernobyl Children International at Fire Restaurant ,Dublin

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