The court heard the Central Mental Hospital (above) was fully occupied and there is a long waiting list of extremely ill people in prison who are in more urgent need of admission than a Co Clare man. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is very wrong that the State is about to sign a €3 billion contract for broadband when there is no bed in the Central Mental Hospital for a man who(...)

The three-judge court heard on Thursday from Dr Paul O’Connell, consultant psychiatrist at the Central Mental Hospital, who assessed Dariusz Alchimionek in recent days. File photograph: James Flynn/APX

A motorist found guilty of manslaughter, despite unanimous expert opinion that he was legally insane, has been committed to the Central Mental Hospita(...)

The court was told 78 patients were currently the subject of the long-term detention orders at issue while a further 15 patients in the Central Mental Hospital, above, would also be affected. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Court of Appeal has found a key provision of the Mental Health Act 2001 governing the long-term detention of up to 100 people in psychiatric insti(...)

Mohamed Morei has been receiving ongoing medical care in the Central Mental Hospital  in Dundrum. File photograph: Collins

A teenager charged with the murder of a Japanese man in a stabbing in Dundalk in January, was unable to attend another court hearing on Thursday. Moh(...)

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan had adjourned the man’s challenge with a view to urgent steps being taken to find a place for him

A challenge to the legality of keeping a man described as psychotic and requiring urgent psychiatric treatment in prison has been struck out after the(...)

The family home at O’Neill Place in Cobh yesterday. Michael Greaney returned to live there in October. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A man who stabbed his wife to death and seriously injured his daughter before taking his own life was assessed as posing no risk to his family by a (...)

It is routine practice for the person to be admitted to the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum for assessment

The awful tragedy in Cobh, Co Cork, which has left a couple dead and their daughter critically ill, involved mental health issues. Michael Greaney, th(...)

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 (...)