Mr Justice Paul Coffey said Deirdre Morley continues to suffer from a mental disorder under the meaning of the legislation and is in need of inpatient care at a designated centre.

Paediatric nurse Deirdre Morley, who was found not guilty of the murders of her three children by reason of insanity, has been committed to the Centr(...)

 Deirdre Morley. File photograph: Garda/PA Wire

A hearing in the case of paediatric nurse Deirdre Morley, who smothered her three young children at their family home and was found not guilty of thei(...)

A change in the law which means people do not face automatic detention in the Central Mental Hospital after pleading insanity is the most likely explanation for the increase in such pleas, a researcher has said. File photograph: Alan Betson

The use of insanity as a defence in Irish homicide trials has increased more than threefold in recent years, new figures show. The defence is used in(...)

Deirdre Morley will appear again before the Central Criminal Court on May 31st when the court will hear from a forensic psychiatrist on her current condition.

Deirdre Morley could released from the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) within a year after being found not guilty by reason of insanity of killing her t(...)

The Court of Appeal ruled the man would remain in Cloverhill Prison. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A man who needs treatment at the Central Mental Hospital while he awaits trial for an alleged murder will remain in prison until a bed becomes availab(...)

The complaint to Gsoc relates to an incident during which staff at the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum  initially refused to take custody of a mentally ill criminal defendant following a court order that he be detained at the hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

The senior management of the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) has made a complaint to the Garda Ombudsman alleging gardaí forced entry into the facility (...)

Gardaí gained entry to the Central Mental Hospital facility by driving through a gate during a shift change. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Gardaí engaged in a three-hour standoff at the gates of the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) last week when staff refused to admit a severely mentally il(...)

 Tomasz Piotrowski being taken to Drogheda District Court in 2019. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A 35-year-old man who murdered his mother in her Louth home two years ago has been jailed for life. Tomasz Krzysztof Piotrowski was sentenced by the (...)

The prisoner had not been let out of the cell at Cloverhill Prison once and the door was opened only for the sole purpose of passing in food. File photograph: The Irish Times

A European committee investigating conditions in Irish prisons found a severely mentally ill inmate lying naked on the floor of his cell, with faeces (...)

Stephen Silver: charged with the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan. Photograph: Michael McCormack/PA Wire

A 43-year-old man charged with the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan is medically unwell and unable to attend court for a period of two weeks, a c(...)

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