Dr Conor O’Mahony holds a PhD from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and has lectured in UCC since 2005.

Dr Conor O’Mahony, a senior law lecturer from University College Cork, has been appointed as the special rapporteur on child protection. Minister for(...)

Counsel for the prosecution said at Dublin Central Criminal Court the plea of insanity is not contested and read a statement made by the elderly woman in which she described the close relationship she had with her grandson. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man with schizophrenia launched a knife attack on his then 88-year-old grandmother, who was described as the “person he loves most in the world”, du(...)