The first public meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on Assisted Dying will take place this morning.
Already behind the scenes there have been disagreements; Senator Ronan Mullen unsuccessfully asked to have the name changed to the Committee on Assisted Suicide - rather than Assisted Dying.
TDs and Senators will hear from Department of Justice officials and the Irish Human Rights Equality Commission.
The Committee will consider expert evidence with a view to making recommendations on whether Ireland should allow people to end their lives in certain situations - such as those who have a fatal illness.
There are strongly held views on both sides - with some politicians believing people should have a right to choose in certain circumstances.
Others fear it devalues life and people may be pressured into assisted dying rather than being a burden on their families.
The Committee’s work is expected to conclude in nine months’ time.
Main image: Leinster House.