John Farrelly

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Inspectors also found “little improvement” in the Central Mental Hospital’s compliance with regulations since 2017 - dropping from 79 per cent compliance last year to 69 per cent this year. File Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

A female patient in the Central Mental Hospital was having to sleep in an interview room because of a lack of bedrooms, inspectors have revealed. In (...)

A patient at the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin was locked in seclusion for more than 71 days in 2018, according to the Mental Health Commission’s annual report. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A patient at the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin was locked away in seclusion for more than 71 days last year, according to the Mental Health Commis(...)

Many of those who live in mental health units are vulnerable and elderly, have poor communication abilities and are at high risk of heart disease. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of vulnerable people with severe mental illness are being denied access to essential physical healthcare services, in breach of their human (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

In family life, gender equality and women’s health, we have shown a determination to move forward, to change our attitudes and to show great compassion and respect. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Twenty five years ago I was on some of the first teams that began closing down large asylums and setting up mental health community and day services. (...)

John Farrelly (left), the new CEO of the Mental Health Commission has said he wants to ensure the commission plays “a central role in the ongoing transformation of mental health services”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

The new chief executive officer of the Mental Health Commission has said he wants to ensure the commission plays “a central role in the ongoing transf(...)

Some 531 concerns were received by the regulator last year that 351 organisations may be in breach of the Charities Act 2009. Photograph: iStock

The number of concerns raised with the Charities Regulator last year was up by more than two thirds on the previous year, the watchdog has said. Som(...)

Government and public bodies are the largest source of income for registered charities, accounting for more than half of total funding, according to a(...)

John Farrelly: “To the best of my knowledge, Propeller is Europe’s only low-cost aviation recruitment company,” he says.

Propeller Recruitment is a specialist, low-cost aviation recruiter set up by HR executive John Farrelly in April. Its prime focus is technical, mainte(...)

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