Alcohol has an “enormous bearing” on suicide and self-harm rates in Ireland, Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch sa(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health Kathleen said deaths by suicide were a concern to everyone. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Young and middle-aged men remain most at risk from suicide in Ireland, the latest official figures show.The National Office for Suicide Prevention’s a(...)

Minister of State  Kathleen Lynch: ‘I know for a fact that we are taking out ‘unwilling’ from the ECT piece.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government is planning to end the practice of administering electro-convulsive treatment (ECT) to patients who are unwilling to give consent to(...)