People protest against the diversion of €12m from the State’s mental health budget, outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds gathered outside Leinster House on Thursday to protest the removal of €12 million from the State’s mental health budget for 2016. Orchestrat(...)

Minister For Health Leo Varadkar:  told the Dáil this week  mental health services had benefited more from spending than other parts of the health service from spending increases under the outgoing Government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Mental health campaigners are to protest outside the Dáil on Thursday against the diversion of funds from mental health to other areas in the Health S(...)

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch: Requested that agreed allocation for mental health remains in place “for the duration of the caretaker government and until a new minister is in place”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Plans by the Department of Health and the HSE to raid money supposedly ring-fenced for mental health for spending in more politically sensitive areas (...)

Mental health activists  launch their campaign for mental health funding in the budget outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The Government has not delivered on promises to stop admitting children to adult psychiatric facilities, according to an umbrella group for mental hea(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Dr Shekhar Saxena from the World Health Organisationat the launch of the “Connecting for Life” suicide prevention strategy at Farmleigh House in Dublin. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds Photography.

A new Government suicide prevention strategy launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Wednesday aims to reduce the number of people self-harming and taking(...)

Mental Health Reform director Dr Shari McDaid has welcomed the HSE’s decision to introduce full-time supports for those experiencing mental health difficulties. Photograph: Alan Betson

An umbrella group representing mental health charities in Ireland has welcomed the HSE’s decision to introduce full-time supports for those experienc(...)

John Saunders: ‘We’re talking about teenagers who may find themselves in wards with much older people in environments that can feel threatening and fearful.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Significant numbers of children with mental health problems are still being admitted to adult psychiatric units despite repeated warnings that the pr(...)

Senator Jillian van Turnhout said awareness was being raised about mental health services but when people went to use them, they were often not available.

Almost 1,000 fewer staff are providing mental health services compared to the start of the recession in 2008, despite Government announcements about i(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for mental health Kathleen Lynch told the Dáil recently that the vast majority – 98 per cent, or 468 – of the jobs had been “allocated” and would be filled as soon as possible.  .Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds of positions pledged for community-based mental health teams last year have still not been filled, latest figures show.The numbers come at a (...)

RTÉ Radio 1 Radio presenter John Murray pictured this morning when he returned to present The John Murray Show after a six-month absence. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Mental health organisations have praised RTÉ radio presenter John Murray who yesterday spoke of of dealing with depression as he returned to the airwa(...)