Mark Nash pictured in 1998. File Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins, Dublin Mark Nash pictured in 1998. File Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins, Dublin

The jury foreman in the trial of a man accused of murdering two women eighteen years ago, has been excused.The jury of seven men and five women in the(...)

 Mark Nash. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man on trial accused of a 1997 double murder warned a garda who approached him to stay away or he would kill her, a jury has heard.Mark Nash (42), w(...)

Former State pathologist John Harbison had reportedly never seen wounds like those suffered by Sylvia Shields and Mary Callanan, who were found dead in Grangegorman in 1997. Photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

Retired State pathologist John Harbison reported that injuries to women found dead in Grangegorman in 1997 were “outside” his experience in 26 years,(...)

A garda outside St Otteran’s Psychiatric Unit in Waterford where one woman was fatally stabbed and two others were injured. Photograph: Damien Tiernan via Twitter  St Otteran’s Psychiatric Unit in Waterford.

A male psychiatric patient was charged tonight with the murder of a female patient in a Waterford psychiatric hospital Paul Cuddihy (36) with an addre(...)

A Russian interior ministry officer stands guard near the debris of a psychiatric hospital destroyed by fire in the Novgorod region town of Luka.  Photograph: Lyudmila Popova/Reuters

A fire swept through a decrepit psychiatric hospital in a Moscow suburb in the early hours of today, killing 38 people.The hospital’s windows were fit(...)