Dáil passes invoice aimed at legalising assisted dying
Updated / Thursday, 8 Oct 2020 07: 00
A invoice aiming to legalise assisted dying has passed a legislative hurdle in the Dáil and can now proceed to detailed scrutiny.
TDs voted in favour of the Dying with Dignity Bill by 81-71 and it will now proceed to the committee stage.
A Government motion to position up a diversified committee to leer the invoice for 12 months turned into once defeated.
The invoice has been backed by Cohesion-PBP TD Gino Kenny.
Cupboard ministers backed the Government motion, nonetheless all other TDs in the three coalition parties had an sense of right and unsuitable vote.
The Dying with Dignity Bill has cleared a hurdle in the Dáil by 81 to 71 votes. This can even now proceed to committee stage. @rtenews
— Sandra Hurley (@sandra_hurley) October 7, 2020
When the Government motion turned into once defeated, all TDs in Fianna Fáil, Comely Gael and the Green Celebration had a free vote on the invoice itself.
All 12 Green TDs supported it at that stage, along with four Fianna Fáil deputies and ten Comely Gael members.
Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare North, James Lawless, turned into once one of americans who supported the invoice after the Government motion turned into once defeated.
Sinn Féin, Labour and the Social Democrats all voted for the invoice to proceed.