Aine Flynn

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At the launch of the Mental Health Commission’s Strategic Plan were, from left, John Saunders, chairman of the Mental Health Commission, Minister of State for Mental Health Jim Daly and John Farrelly, chief executive of the Mental Health Commission. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Mental Health Commission is adopting a “very low tolerance for non-compliance” from service providers, its chairman said on Thursday. Adherence (...)

Sage group were aware of cases where elderly people were ‘effectively deprived’ of their liberty because of the lack of home care supports.  Photograph: Getty Images

There is a desperate need to additional legislation for the rights of people in situations where their liberty is at issue, an advocacy group for the (...)

A person whose decision-making capacity is in question should be as free as anyone else to make decisions. The  Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act will help. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“Do you know where you are?” “Do you know what date it is?” “Can you name the Taoiseach?” “Can you spell ‘world’ backwards?” These questions are f(...)

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 action between the three partners is holding up another action by KOD Lyons against two of its former employees

A receiver may have to be appointed to a leading Dublin law firm because of a dispute between its partners the High Court has heard. Solicitor Michae(...)