David Leahy

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The President of the High Court has made orders allowing the HSE detain and admit to hospital for medical treatment a disturbed man whose life is at r(...)

Mr Justice Michael McGrath said the court had been satisfied the boy’s behaviour presented a risk to his own life, health and safety. Photograph: iStock

A 14-year-old boy who is homeless and at large from a special care centre is at serious risk to himself following attempts to take his own life, the H(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly noted an autistic man (19) seems to have substantially improved in his current placement, and directed he remain there pending further review. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

A young autistic man with a moderate learning disability, previously taken into care amid concerns of physical violence and exposure to pornography in(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said he hoped the young man’s progress will ‘give hope’ to all those dealing with the eating disorder.

A young man whose chronic anorexia led to his parents being told two years ago to prepare for his death has made a “remarkable” recovery, the presiden(...)

The woman does not meet the criteria for involuntary detention under the Mental Health Act

A “very vulnerable” young woman who is not mentally ill but has complex disorders and chaotic behaviour must remain detained in an acute psychiatric u(...)

The High Court president has voiced serious concern over the discharge from hospital of an intellectually disabled Traveller woman who was a ward of c(...)

The Health Services Executive has been directed to explain before the High Court why an at-risk woman recently discharged from hospital has ended up l(...)

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly,   warned the son if he breached the order he would be in contempt for which the penalty was imprisonment.

A son who was secretly recorded threatening his elderly mother, who has advanced dementia, has been restrained by court order from visiting her in hos(...)

A judge has continued orders permitting the detention of a vulnerable intellectually disabled man, who is not mentally ill, in a hospital psychiatric (...)

The first of potentially hundreds of legal actions against the HSE over delays in carrying out special needs assessments of children with a range of conditions including autism will be heard in February. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The first of potentially hundreds of legal actions against the HSE over delays in carrying out special needs assessments of children with a range of c(...)

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