A major report on proposed assisted dying laws is set to be published later.

Divisions have emerged in the committee overseeing it.

The Oireachtas Assisted Dying Committee has been examining whether to introduce voluntary assisted dying laws in Ireland which has been described as complex and extremely sensitive.

The report recommends allowing for assisted dying in very strict circumstances, including that the person has a terminal illness with only months to live and that the person’s pain is intolerable.

The report will be presented this afternoon but it's understood Committee Chair deputy Michael Healy Rae is actually dissenting against it,  and will hold a press briefing with Galway Senator Ronan Mullin afterwards.

This has caused divisions amongst the Committee who feel the report is being undermined.

However, it's unlikely any legislation will be introduced in the lifetime of the current Government.



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