The head of the now-dissolved Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes Yvonne Murphy wrote to the chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children Kathleen Funchion on Friday declining the invite to appear. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has urged the members of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission to reconsider their decision not to appear before an Oireachtas co(...)

Almost 2,700 cases of Covid-19 have occurred in mental health units in the State during the pandemic.

Urgent investment is needed in mental health facilities to protect against further surges of Covid-19 or other pandemics, according to the Mental Hea(...)

The court heard the man has been stable and well following his admission. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A man with a mental health condition has brought a High Court challenge over a decision extending his detention in a psychiatric facility to next July(...)

MHC chief executive John Farrelly says: ‘Maintaining close linkages with friends, family and their community during their illness contributes to a reduction in stigmatisation of patients.’ File photograph: iStock

The practice of sending people with serious mental illness 50km away from their homes for inpatient treatment has been criticised by the head of the (...)

In one centre visited that year, inspectors found bins overflowing and thick cobwebs on the ceiling. Photograph: iStock

Many residents in mental health facilities are living in cramped and dirty rooms, with the unsuitable conditions a result of “years of neglect”, accor(...)

 Una  McGurk confirmed on Wednesday she has lodged the action but declined to comment further. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A senior counsel who spoke at an anti-lockdown rally last summer is suing a refugee group for defamation. Barrister Una McGurk lodged the case on Tue(...)

Not all mental health services providing care for people over 65 have received their vaccinations, the commission said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Mental Health Commission has said it is concerned over delays in vaccinating over-65s against coronavirus at many of the centres it regulates. No(...)

A file image of the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, Dublin which Mental Health Commission chief John Farrelly said would  move to Portrane in north county Dublin in early 2021. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The head of the Mental Health Commission has expressed concern about people, who are not properly trained or qualified, trying to support people onlin(...)

The number of residents with confirmed cases of the virus also increased in the first two weeks of the year from 15 to 61. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of mental health facilities that have reported suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19 has more than tripled in the first two weeks of the(...)

Judge Yvonne Murphy chaired the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission states in bold type in its report that “the conclusions it reaches may not always accord with the prevailing narr(...)

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