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The scene near Dún Laoghaire Baths where Stephanie Ng was viciously assaulted. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The iPhone app was supposed to offer some level of reassurance – it would show the location of the 15-year-old boy as he moved around Dún Laoghaire an(...)

The Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, Co Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Just one person was completely discharged from the care of the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) last year. The vast majority of patients in the CMH in D(...)

Ana Kriegel: found dead in an abandoned house at Laraghcon, Clonee Road, Lucan on May 17th, 2018.

Mental health professionals assessing the two boys convicted of murdering 14-year-old schoolgirl Ana Kriégel may interview the boys’ parents, the Cent(...)

The court heard the Central Mental Hospital (above) was fully occupied and there is a long waiting list of extremely ill people in prison who are in more urgent need of admission than a Co Clare man. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is very wrong that the State is about to sign a €3 billion contract for broadband when there is no bed in the Central Mental Hospital for a man who(...)

University students took notes in court while two of Ireland’s most eminent experts in the field of criminal insanity give conflicting opinions from the witness box.

On Thursday, Laura Kenna was sentenced by a judge to 10 years in prison for the attempted murder of a woman in Drumcondra, Dublin two years ago. But t(...)

Alan Hawe murdered his wife Clodagh and their three sons - Liam, Niall and Ryan - before taking his own life in August 2016.

The Co Cavan primary school where Alan Hawe worked says recent reports which suggest he was discovered in school accessing pornography or engaging in (...)

Clodagh Hawe’s mother, Mary Coll (left), and her sister, Jacqueline Connelly, have rejected expert medical evidence given at the inquest which said Alan Hawe was suffering from depression and psychosis. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A diagnosis that Alan Hawe was suffering from psychosis or severe depression when he killed his wife and their three sons would not have saved him fro(...)

Rebecca Ellis, with a photograph of her brother Alan. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ Irish Times

When Alan Ellis appeared in court in last October to plead guilty to his latest offence he was surrounded by a phalanx of prison guards in full riot g(...)

The new beds at the Central Mental Hospital have been designated for those sent to the hospital from other psychiatric facilities rather than the prison system. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A newly refurbished ward in the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) will not be available for patients from the prison system despite 22 severely ill inmate(...)

 Laura Kenna (35) arriving at the Central Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins

A jury has been unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a woman accused of slicing a civil servant’s throat on her way home from work. Laura Kenna (...)

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