The Joint Committee on Justice in Ireland has put a halt to the Dying with Dignity Bill proposed by Deputy Gino Kelly. They have recommended that an Oireachtas Special Committee be established to examine the whole area of assisted dying. A public consultation on the bill was held at the end of 2020, which received over 1,400 responses. Sixty-four of these were from individuals writing from a medical basis, and 36 were from 'medical stakeholders focusing on mental health issues and palliative care'. The Joint Committee's report notes that majority of the submissions in both these categories were opposed to the bill.