Gail O’Rorke who was on Friday found not guilty on two of the three charges against her. Photograph: Collins Courts

CONOR GALLAGHER The jury in the trial of a woman accused of helping her friend take her own life has been ordered to find her not guilty on two of the(...)

Audrey Eager: ‘The main discussion among the diaspora at a political level is the right to vote on issues in Ireland.’

An idea starts off in your head as a little seed. Then it becomes an itch that won’t go away. This Saturday, I’ll be in the RDS in Dublin, living proo(...)

Gail O’Rorke is accused of attempting to help Bernadette Forde get to a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A woman accused of helping her friend take her own life alleged to gardaí that another person was with the deceased when she took a lethal dose of bar(...)

Gail O’Rorke: has pleaded not guilty to aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the suicide of Bernadette Forde (51). Photograph: Courts Collins.

A woman accused of assisting her friend take her own life told gardaí she sensed “deep down” her friend had been making suicide plans but could not st(...)

Gail O’Rorke arrives at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, where she went on trial in connection with the assisted suicide of MS sufferer Bernadette Forde. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The jury in the case of a woman accused of helping her friend to take her own life has heard a tape recording of the deceased’s final words before she(...)

Wexford rider Bertram Allen in action. Allen is on course for success at the Longines FE1 World Cup, one penalty point behind the leaders heading into Sunday’s final round. File photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Wexford’s Bertram Allen remains on course to become the first Irish winner of the Longines FEI World Cup show jumping final, despite narrowly failing (...)

Givaudan repeated its mid-term goal of an average growth rate of 4.5-5.5 per cent over the five years to 2015. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The world’s biggest manufacturer of fragrances and flavours Givaudan said on Friday that sales edged higher despite a strong Swiss franc after Switzer(...)

An oil tanker off the port of Bandar Abbas. Iran is believed to be storing at least 30 million barrels of oil on its fleet. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty

Oil prices have come under fresh pressure after the historic deal on Iran’s nuclear programme raised the prospect of the country being allowed to i(...)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the media in Jerusalem. Netanyahu said on Wednesday it was not too late for world powers still locked in nuclear negotiations with Iran to demand a “better deal”. Photograph: Debbie Hill/Reuters 1:49

Iranians celebrated in the streets after negotiators reached a framework for a nuclear accord, and US president Barack Obama hailed an “historic under(...)

Women sitting in a car flash the “V for Victory” sign as they celebrate on Valiasr street in northern Tehran  after the announcement of an agreement on Iran nuclear talks. Iran and global powers sealed a deal on plans to curb Tehran’s chances for getting a nuclear bomb, laying the ground for a new relationship between the Islamic republic and the West. Photo: Atta Kenreatta/AFP 1:49

Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on Friday on curbing Iran’s nuclear programme for at least a decade, a step towards a final pact t(...)