The Irish Council for Civil Liberties said  gardaí ‘might have to distinguish between different protesting groups, which is not very desirable’. File photograph: Reuters

There should be a rights-impact assessment to determine what coronavirus restrictions were and were not necessary,the Irish Council for Civil Libertie(...)

It is understood  concerns were raised in recent weeks to the HSE over prescribing patterns and access to appropriate therapeutic interventions concerning some young people in south Kerry.  Photograph: PA Wire

Mental health campaigners have called for a national review following concerns that young people may have been prescribed adult doses of medication at(...)

The Covid-19 pandemic has ‘really shown people’ how their mental health is impacted by their social circumstances, the chief executive of Mental Health Reform has said. File image: iStock.

The Covid-19 pandemic has “really shown people” how their mental health is impacted by their social circumstances, the chief executive of Mental Healt(...)

Mental health organisations all report increased demand, with many reporting increased suicidality among clients, callers and texters. Photograph: iStock

Despite many commentators’ worst fears, and the dire circumstances thrust upon many people by the Covid crisis, suicides have not increased in the pas(...)

The new inquiries would highlight potential sources of infection, and help to identify people at risk because of the locations in which they are moving about in the community. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

Contact tracers are to begin investigating where people are infected with Covid-19, following admissions this week by the State’s public health team t(...)

Prof Brendan Doody at Cherry Orchard Hospital’s Linn Dara inpatient CAMHS unit. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

When a father testifies in court that no bed was available in a psychiatric unit for his mentally ill 15-year-old son, who then went on to try to murd(...)

The Mental Health Commission recommends 48 rehabilitative teams, but the State has only 23. File photograph: iStock

The lack of long-term rehabilitative services means that adults with acute mental health issues “are falling through the gaps” and not receiving the s(...)

Joan Collins TD at Leinster House. Ms Collins is a member of the Oireachtas committee on key issues affecting the Traveller community. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Coroners are to be asked to record the ethnicity of people who die by suicide, an Oireachtas committee has heard. John Meehan, head of the National (...)

Seán O’Keeffe (R), who died last year, pictured with his brothers Bob (L) and Brian (C).

A young Dublin man who died a year ago next week, while suffering with chronic addiction and mental illness, could be alive if health services had had(...)

Just 29 per cent of service users said they had a good experience of HSE mental health services overall. Illustration: iStock

High levels of dissatisfaction with mental health services provided by the HSE among users and their families and carers are revealed in two surveys p(...)

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