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(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has insisted that finance will be available to fully equip and staff the National Children’s Hospital once it is built.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has insisted that finance will be available to fully equip and staff the National Children’s Hospital w(...)

Saleem Khan, father of Hassan Khan, pictured at his funeral at Clonskeagh Mosque on Monday. Photograph: Collins

A mother accused of the murder of her two-year-old son Muhammad Hassan Khan in Dublin last week was unable to attend a court hearing today. Since bein(...)

Kathleen Chada is supported by family and friends as they leave Dublin Central Criminal Court yesterday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The mother of two young boys killed by their father last year has asked how “can evil such as this have been hidden for so long” in a man who appeare(...)

Blaming the messenger?

Sir, – Richard Pine (Letters, July 23rd) appears to believe that because his grandmother was an invalid for most of her life, her doctor, the crickete(...)

Stephen Egan: The report into the death of Gary Douch reveals a prison service so keen to transfer the troublesome, violent and mentally ill Egan that no one group of staff or facility ever took ownership of his care. In one 2½-year period, he was transferred 17 times.  Photograph:  Collins/Court

The Irish Prison Service and the Central Mental Hospital were to blame for serious errors leading up to the killing in Mountjoy Prison of Gary Douch, (...)