Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis: “The frequency and regularity of what we’re seeing seems to be a phenomenon of recent years. We’re seeing it on a regular basis.” Photograph: Collins/Courts

  The bodies of nine-year-old twins Thomas and Paddy O’Driscoll were spirited away from their house in Charleville, Co Cork, yesterday. Th(...)

Blaming the messenger?

Sir, – Richard Pine (Letters, July 23rd) appears to believe that because his grandmother was an invalid for most of her life, her doctor, the crickete(...)

A pilot project at Cloverhill prison identified psychosis in 561 new remands

Mental health experts have warned of “systematic discrimination” against people with serious mental illness in the criminal justice system as new figu(...)

A pilot project at Cloverhill prison identified psychosis in 561 new remands

Mental health experts have warned of “systematic discrimination” against people with serious mental illness in the criminal justice system as new figu(...)

 Minister Kathleen Lynch

Health authorities are exploring whether they can reconfigure mental health services to address concerns over a “crisis” in psychiatric care in the Ro(...)