The usual political divisions are being blurred as the big parties have decided to allow TDs a free vote on assisted suicide legislation.

The proposals are being promoted by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny who tells the Your Politics podcast that the debate should be healthy and rational.

The podcast is available here on Apple, Spotify and Google through the RTÉ Player, through Stitcher or download it here.

Mr Kenny said it is inevitable that dying with dignity will be legislated for, "it might take 18 months or two years", but that within that timeframe there could be a referendum on the issue.

Asked how he decompresses after busy times in the Dáil, Mr Kenny says he takes off to the Wicklow mountains with his tent for four to five days with a camp fire and his backpack because "I love the outdoors, the mountains are an amazing amenity".

He joins presenter Maggie Doyle and RTÉ's Paul Cunningham and Mary Regan, who also discuss the Leaving Cert controversy and Covid-19 restrictions.

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