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A jury at the Central Criminal Court has returned a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity in the trial of a man with paranoid schizophrenia who (...)

Central Mental Hospital, Dundrum: Staff at Portlaoise prison have expressed concern prisoners in “dire” need of the CMH have been left on a waiting list so long.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bed capacity at the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) has reached a “critical” level with many patients being left on waiting lists for long periods of ti(...)

Oisin Conroy has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity of the murder of his girlfriend Natalie McGuinness

The parents of a 23-year-old Sligo woman who was strangled to death by her boyfriend have said they will never forget what was inflicted upon their “b(...)

 Mercy Peters. Photograph: Frank Miller

A 44-year-old woman with schizophrenia has been deemed unfit to stand trial for the murder of a man in his South Dublin home in 2014. Mercy Peters, o(...)

The HSE wants the man, described as dangerous, to be made a ward of court and detained in the CMH. Lawyers for the man agree he should be detained in the CMH but under the 2001 Mental Health act. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A dispute over the appropriate procedure for the detention in the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) of a mentally ill man, described as dangerous and a “(...)

A member of a Garda forensic team  walks towards a house in Clarinda Park East, Dún Laoghaire where Jane Braidwood (65) was fatally stabbed on January 20th, 2015. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

A 32-year-old man who stabbed his mother to death with a kitchen knife and was found not guilty of her murder by reason of insanity, has been committe(...)

James Redmond (60)  who was found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering a mother of six and attempting to murder her daughter has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital (above). Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 60-year-old man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering a mother of six and attempting to murder her daughter has been committed(...)

An autistic man who beat his mother to death in a ‘very sad case with a sad background narrative’ has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

An autistic man who beat his mother to death in a “very sad case with a sad background narrative” has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital in(...)

Saverio Bellante (pictured), who killed his friend Tom O’Gorman at the house where they were living in Dublin in January 2014, is suing the HSE and his psychiatrist.

A man who killed his landlord and dismembered his body is suing the HSE and his psychiatrist. Saverio Bellante (36) admitted killing his friend Tom (...)

Doctor from Central Mental Hospital told counel  the man showed a ‘severe decline in the overall level of cognitive function’

A 77-year-old sex offender will not face trial on new charges of raping a child as he is suffering from dementia. The Dublin man appeared before the (...)

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