Dariusz Alchimionek leaving Tullamore Circuit Court after being sentenced. File photograph: James Flynn/APX

The Court of Appeal has been “compelled” to quash a jury verdict which convicted a driver of manslaughter, despite agreement amongst doctors that he m(...)

Lawyers for the man accepted his detention in the CMH was appropriate but the dispute was about the legal mechanism for that.

A convicted mentally ill man whose release from the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) posed potentially “catastrophic” risk to himself and others was lawf(...)

Rebecca Ellis, with a photograph of her brother Alan. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ Irish Times

When Alan Ellis appeared in court in last October to plead guilty to his latest offence he was surrounded by a phalanx of prison guards in full riot g(...)

 Maha Al Adheem: committed to Central Mental Hospital

A doctor who stabbed her three year old autistic son to death in their south Dublin home has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital having been(...)

On Friday, in Mountjoy main prison, 227 prisoners were on a protection regime, meaning they are locked up for at least 19 hours a day. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Over half of the prisoners in the country’s biggest prison, Mountjoy, are currently in protection regimes for their own safety due to gang violence. (...)

The new beds at the Central Mental Hospital have been designated for those sent to the hospital from other psychiatric facilities rather than the prison system. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A newly refurbished ward in the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) will not be available for patients from the prison system despite 22 severely ill inmate(...)

A photograph of the late John Gorman (19).

A jury verdict which found a driver guilty of manslaughter, after doctors agreed that he met the criteria to be found legally insane, has been causing(...)

A HSE audit   also found evidence of overclaiming for mileage at the Central Mental Hospital. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

Two GPs claimed €71.25 per hour for three hours attending patients at the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin on 11 occasions where a visitor log showed(...)

 Michael Donnellan, director general of the Irish Prison Service (IPS), said the management of people with severe and enduring mental illness posed a major challenge. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Irish prison population has been “exploding” in the past year but staff are unable to offer adequate mental health services, an Oireachtas Committ(...)

Tomas Gajowniczek was  found not guilty by reason of insanity of the attempted murder of his former partner.  Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who beat his partner with a hammer and tried to suffocate her by stuffing underwear in her mouth has been sent to the Central Mental Hospital (C(...)

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