Friday December 13, 2019

Gail O'Rourke: “My conscience is clear . . . I never let her down”

Four years of constant fear and worry finally came to an end for Gail O’Rorke last week, when she was acquitted of assisting in the suicide of her friend Bernadette Forde

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

2nd May, 2015
Gail O’Rorke: ‘I was terrified in the lead-up to the trial’ Picture: Feargal Ward

Two gardaí tapped Gail O’Rorke on the shoulder. She was standing outside a travel agency in Dublin. She was on the phone to her daughter. They wanted to know if she was Gail O’Rorke.

“I knew. I just knew,” she says.

The events that unfolded that day in 2011 culminated in a landmark legal trial that saw Gail O’Rorke stand trial on two charges of assisting a suicide...

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