Gail O Rorke

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Eamon Dunphy and Paul Murphy during a Solidarity rally for a left alternative at the Tivoli Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“First of all a confession: I was once a member of the PDs,” Eamon Dunphy told a rally in Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre on Sunday. It was a strange openin(...)

A taxi driver and father-of-two who was caught with nearly €300,000 worth of illegal drugs has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Stephen Murphy (...)

Gail O Rorke leaving the Circuit Court during her trail. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

“It’s hard to be selfish in your grief when you know that the person needed and wanted this so much,” says Gail O’Rorke, about the suicide of her frie(...)

Gail O’Rorke who was found not guilty of assisted suicide is to meet TDs  to discuss the need for new legislation in the area. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A woman found not guilty of assisted suicide is to meet TDs today to discuss the need for new legislation in the area. Gail O’Rorke will be joined by (...)

We cannot know whether the jury in Gail O’Rorke’s trial acquitted her on charges of assisting another to end her life because the case against her was(...)

Independent TD  John Halligan: ‘You have a right to dignity in life and you have a right to a dignified death.’ Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

An Independent TD is to introduce a Bill removing any criminal sanctions against a family member or doctor who assists a suicide. Waterford TD (...)

Tom Curran, whose partner Marie Fleming unsuccessfully challenged the law banning assisted suicide in the Supreme Court in 2013, said Gail O’Rorke should never have had to come before the courts. Photograph: Eric Luke

Gail O’Rorke said she was over the moon after being acquitted of assisting in the suicide of her late friend Bernadette Forde. In a written statement(...)

The building of the assisted suicide clinic Dignitas in Pfaeffikon near Zurich. In March, 2011 Rathgar Travel received a call from Gail O’Rorke asking for information on flights, taxi transfers and hotel accommodation suitable for a disabled person in Zurich. Photograph: Sebastian Derungs/AFP/Getty Images.

Shortly before ending her life, Bernadette Forde sat in her south Dublin apartment and recorded her final words. In her verbal suicide note, captured (...)

Gail O’Rorke: unaware that helping someone die was  illegal, she brought suspicion on her head by telling a travel agent about the real purpose of her and Bernadette Forde’s visit to Switzerland.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“What would I do if I were in Gail O’Rorke’s position?” the lawyer prosecuting the Dublin woman tellingly asked during her trial on charges of assisti(...)

Gail O’Rorke has been acquitted at the Circuit Criminal Court of helping her friend take her own life. Photograph: Courts Collins

A woman has been acquitted of attempting to assist the suicide of her friend by helping her travel to a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland. The j(...)

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