The Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The State’s only designated facility for assessing and treating people found not guilty through “insanity” has just a fraction of the capacity require(...)

Judge Martin Nolan acknowledged that George Murray had a serious psychiatric problem but said his crime was serious and the occupants of the house had felt under threat and were left in distress. Photograph: Getty Images

A man who harassed a couple for almost six months has sacrificed a reduced prison term by cursing at the judge and his lawyers while being sentenced G(...)

Lateef Bello outside Dublin Central Criminal Court in January. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Dublin man found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity earlier this year has been admitted to the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum (...)

Muhammad Hassan Khan, who  was found dead with stab wounds in the bedroom of an  apartment in Dublin on October 16th.

Prosecutors have been given an additional two weeks in preparing their case against a Dublin woman accused of the murder of her two-year-old son.Hazel(...)

The Greaney family,  Michael, Valerie, Michelle and Sarah. On October 29th, Mr Greaney applied to have the restriction preventing him from living at home lifted.

A Co Cork man who took his own life after fatally stabbing his wife and seriously injuring his daughter this week had been assessed by at least four p(...)

The Greaney family:  Michael and Valerie with their daughters Michelle and Sarah

Michael Greaney (53) was deeply troubled about financial matters and was concerned that he would not be able to provide for his family after borrowin(...)

A Garda at the scene of the double fatal stabbing in Cobh, Co. Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Postmortems have begun on the bodies of a couple who died from stab wounds at their home in Cork on Sunday. Michael and Valerie Greaney were both foun(...)

Judge Patricia Ryan agreed at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to a defence application to release Trevor Byrne and not impose the full two year suspended term.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The
Irish Times

A man who repeatedly violated his release conditions has been freed after a court heard he is now receiving psychiatric treatment. Trevor Byrne (36), (...)

A Garda van containing Saverio Bellante is brought before Blanchardstown District Court, Dublin on Monday where he was accused of killing Tom O’Gorman. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A man charged with the murder of 39-year-old Tom O’Gorman has been remanded in custody to the Central Mental Hospital after failing to appear at a sch(...)

Alan Ellis (21) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to false imprisonment and assault causing harm.

A man has been jailed for six years after he tied a 14-year-old boy to a radiator, threw boiling water down his trousers and removed skin from his kne(...)