Mary Donnelly

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Tom Curran and his partner Marie Fleming, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, leaving the Four Courts in 2013 after Fleming lost her case to be allowed to die with dignity.  Photograph: Sam Boal/

The Dying with Dignity Bill brought forward by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny was debated in the Dáil on Thursday and will be voted on in the comi(...)

People whose capacity is impaired because of mental health difficulties should have the same entitlement to have their views heard and their values respected as everybody else.

Irish mental health law needs to be reformed. Although, in its day, the Mental Health Act 2001 represented important progress, it no longer provides t(...)

‘There are a lot of questions about how empowerment can operate for someone with advanced dementia.’  File image: John Stillwell/PA Wire

We have come a long way from the days when people with impaired capacity were locked away in hospitals or asylums. Ireland once led the world in this (...)

Read the small print to empower yourself

“Empowering consumers is the key principle in consumer law,” says Mary Donnelly, senior law lecturer at University College Cork. She and her colleague(...)

These five women artists first got together around a table in Benita Stoney’s house in Newport, Co Mayo, last year with the idea of forming a group ca(...)