Maria Dillon

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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 judge heard the man was discharged to the nursing home following a hospital admission earlier this year and was “annoyed” because he believed he was going home from the hospital. File photograph:  Regis Duvignau/Reuters

A man with severe life long epilepsy and organic brain disease has, during the first ever High Court hearing in a nursing home, appealed to a judge to(...)

A High Court judge has said he can make no further orders in the case of an “extraordinarily vulnerable” woman who doctors fear may die due to her “en(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said while a person of sound mind can drink themselves to death, he could not permit that to happen to a ward of court. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A High Court judge has ordered the arrest of an “extraordinarily vulnerable” woman so she can undergo urgent detoxification and other treatment amid f(...)

Prof Harry Kennedy, clinical director of the Central Mental Hospital, told the High Court all 94 beds in the hospital are full and it has a  waiting list of 24 people. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The head of the Central Mental Hospital has agreed with the president of the High Court, that while the State has closed its mental hospitals, it has (...)

Rats had eaten vast amounts of a substantial sum of bank notes hidden in the woman’s home and remnants of many of those notes could not be retrieved and had to be destroyed, solicitor Maria Dillon told the court. Photograph: iStock

An elderly woman with serious physical disabilities who was found living in “squalid” conditions in her home is now in a nursing home and will have he(...)

Stauntons Pharmacy in Castlebar, Co Mayo where errors were allegedly made in dosage

A Co Mayo pharmacist has been cleared of charges of professional misconduct and poor professional performance in relation to medicines supplied to a (...)