The murder trial of the Irish nanny Aisling Brady-McCarthy has been postponed in the United States until the autumn at the request of her defence team.

Ms Brady-McCarthy, 35, who is originally from Cavan, is accused of murdering a one-year-old child she had been caring for last year.

The baby, Rehma Sabir from Cambridge, Massachusetts, was hospitalised with severe head injuries in January 2013 and died two days later.

The trial had originally been due to take place in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn just outside Boston next month.

However, the defence legal team asked that the case be put back to give more time for the collection of evidence and it is now set to begin on 14 October.