A woman is to stand trial in Ireland charged with assisting the suicide of a multiple sclerosis sufferer in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country.
Gail O'Rourke, of Tallaght in south Dublin is accused of helping a 51-year-old MS sufferer Bernadette Forde kill herself at her home in Dublin in 2011.
Appearing before Dublin District Court today, Ms O'Rourke was granted bail after being arrested this morning.
In Ireland, a conviction for assisted suicide can carry a sentence of up to 14 years.
The Irish Supreme Court ruled in May that there is no right to assisted suicide in the country.
The court turned down a plea from a terminally ill woman for her partner to be allowed to help her die.