John Hillery

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The judge said that having considered the reports from each of the doctors and their testimonies before the court, he accepted   the woman was unfit to be tried.

A Dublin mother who faced 61 charges relating to the neglect and abuse of her two youngest children has been found unfit to be tried. The 50-year-old(...)

Plants at a medical cannabis company in Israel. Photograph: Amir Cohen/File Photo/Reuters

Ireland is “sleepwalking” into the legalisation of cannabis on the back of a campaign of misinformation about the drug, according to doctors who have (...)

 Paul and Ruth Morrissey, of Kylemore, Schoolhouse Road, Monaleen, Co Limerick pictured at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State Claims Agency said on Friday it is seeking a resumption of mediation in the case being taken by Ruth Morrissey and her husband in the High C(...)

Dr John Hillery said many doctors are finding themselves in ‘ethically compromising situations’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The president of the College of Psychiatrists Ireland has resigned as a consultant psychiatrist in the HSE in protest over the treatment of staff and (...)

“I unreservedly apologise. I messed this one up,” the GP told the Medical Council’s fitness-to-practise inquiry. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A GP who is accused of making inappropriate remarks about “rough sex” to a patient has apologised. Dr A said he was “truly sorry about the hurt” he (...)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: also confirmed a counselling service was available to TDs, Senators and staff at the Houses of the Oireachtas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

TDs and Senators are to be given training on ways they can assist constituents who present with mental health difficulties. Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fe(...)

There are currently 2,419 children and young people with mental health disorders on the waiting list for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Many of the 2,400-plus children on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) waiting list should not be on the list at all, however it h(...)

 Prof Veronica O’Keane: accessing abortion through the Act is a “lottery” and dependent on which psychiatrist the distressed woman or girl attends. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act is “unworkable” for women and girls, and “unfair” on psychiatrists, leading practitioners have warned. J(...)

Repeal the Eighth?: allowing Ireland to vote on abortion would do psychiatrists, and girls like the one at the centre of this case, a service. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

We don’t like to think about the trauma for a child of becoming pregnant, but it happens. And when it does we hope that she will be shown all the comp(...)

In the words of Oscar Wilde, a cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Based on what we have learned about mental h(...)

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