Saverio Bellante: his chances of securing release depend on the success of his treatment and the risk he poses to the community and to himself

The special verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity was introduced with the enactment of the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006. The Act dealt with(...)

The jury in the trial of Italian man Saverio Bellante, who admitted killing his landlord Tom O’Gorman  found him not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. Photograph: Collins

The sister of Dublin man Tom O’Gorman, who was killed by his tenant in Castleknock last year, has told a court that her brother was “the least viol(...)

Saverio Bellante told gardaí ‘I am guilty’ when charged with killing Tom O’Gorman at house in Castleknock

One of three siblings, Saverio Bellante was born on July 7th, 1979, in Palermo on the Italian island of Sicily. On Friday, Bellante was found not gui(...)

Muhammad Hassan Khan: mother Hazel Waters has been given a trial date over the alleged murder of her son. The toddler was found dead with stab wounds in the bedroom of their home on October 16th, 2014

A date has been set for the trial of a Dublin woman, charged with murdering her two-year-old son last year.Hazel Waters (46) of Ridge Hall, Ballybrack(...)

File photograph of Muhammad Hassan Khan who was found dead in an apartment.

A Dublin woman accused of the murder of her two-year-old son has been returned for trial to the Central Criminal Court. Hazel Waters (46), of Ridge Ha(...)

Lateef Bello arriving at Dublin Central Criminal Court where he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Dublin man has been found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted murder of a woman he believed was ‘poisoning’ the mind of his wife.Late(...)

Neighbours and gardaí at the scene of the double fatal stabbing in O’Neill Place, Cobh, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

  Gardaí have said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with an incident in which a man was found dead, his wife stabbed to (...)

A homeless Kildare man with mental health and drug issues, who hijacked his adoptive mother’s car at syringe point, has received a three year suspended sentence. File photograph : Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A homeless Kildare man with mental health and drug issues, who hijacked his adoptive mother’s car at syringe point, has received a three year suspende(...)

The HSE plans to build the new hospital facility on the grounds of St Ita’s Hospital in Portrane, north County Dublin, near the village of Donabate. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Councillors from north Dublin have voiced concerns over plans to build a new mental health hospital in the region.Fingal County Council discussed the (...)

A convicted rapist who violated his release conditions has been given a chance by a judge who said she would not re-activate a suspended sentence as l(...)