Kathleen Lynch: published the Expert Group Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 last month

Last month, Minister of State for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch published the Expert Group Review of the Mental Health Act 2001. The report presents(...)

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act (PLDP Act) was signed into law in July last year and became operative at the start of 2014. This la(...)

 Rory Doody has had mental health issues. He is now married with a family and works as a recovery development advocate with the Bantry-based Home Focus team, helping people with mental health problems.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.  See aftertheasylum.com for more photos and video

It feels sometimes as if he wasn’t there at all. It’s as if he was a spectator watching scenes in a movie of his life, played by an actor. Here’s one:(...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton says she is not optimistic  legislation will be amended in a way that would make it acceptable to her.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Health James Reilly have spearheaded an unprecedented charm offensive over the past week in a concerted campaig(...)

Dr Anthony McCarthy, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist at Leinster House yesterday.

It was extraordinary that those opposed to legislation in Ireland disregarded the fact that some women going (...)

Prof Kevin Malone of UCD at the launch of his report Suicide in Ireland 2003-2008 yesterday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Government’s plans to legislate for abortion could have the unintended consequence of pushing more young men towards suicide, according to (...)