The court heard the child’s court-appointed guardian, as well as her parents, supported the treatment.

A 16-year-old girl with severe depression associated with an eating disorder is to receive up to 12 sessions of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in wha(...)

Master of the Rotunda Hospital Dr Sam Coulter Smith. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A lack of obstetricians in Ireland means requiring several of them to decide whether a woman should have an abortion was “totally impractical”,(...)