Dr Anthony McCarthy: said the new legislation failed to provide “real solutions” for women in distress.

The College of Psychiatrists has advised its members not to participate in review panels, provided for under new abortion legislation to assess pregna(...)

Danny O’Donoghue from The Script performs at Whelan’s in Dublin as part of the fifth annual Arthur’s Day celebrations last night. Photograph: Dave Meehan/Getty Images for Guinness

The emergency department at St James’s hospital in Dublin has reported “an exceptional” number of alcohol-related attendances following last night’s A(...)

Documents seen by The Irish Times suggest few of the  477 posts professionals to bolster and modernise mental health services  will be filled by year-end

Planned new programmes to reduce suicide and self-harm will be the most likely and immediate casualties of the failure to fill new mental health posts(...)

Lucinda Creighton has suggested that dialectical behaviour therapy, or DBT, could be used to treat women who are pregnant and feeling suicidal.Photograph: Laura Hutton

One of the treatments Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton suggested this week that could be used to treat women who are pregnant and feeling suicidal is “d(...)

Minister of State Lucinda Creighton’s suggestions have been described as ‘impractical and unrealistic’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister of State Lucinda Creighton has defended her proposed amendments of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill after a perinatal psychiatris(...)

Dr Anthony McCarthy, perinatal psychiatrist at Holles Street maternity hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

A psychiatrist has rejected as impractical and unrealistic amendments to the abortion Bill tabled by Minister of State Lucinda Creighton. Ms Cr(...)

Dr Anthony McCarthy, psychiatrist at National Maternity Hospital Holles Street, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Suicidal pregnant women will continue to go abroad for abortions if they have to see psychiatrists, according to Dr Anthony Mc(...)

Dr. Anthony McCarthy, perinatal psychiatrist at Holles Street maternity hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Assembling six doctors to assess a pregnant woman’s request for abortion was a “sick joke” and would be “abusive”, a perinatal psychiatrist, wh(...)