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Mercy Peters. Photograph: Frank Miller

A 46-year-old former journalist has been found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering her flatmate in their south Dublin home. Mercy Peters ha(...)

A member of a Garda forensic team  walks towards a house in Clarinda Park East, Dún Laoghaire where Jane Braidwood (65) was fatally stabbed on January 20th, 2015. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

A 32-year-old man who stabbed his mother to death with a kitchen knife and was found not guilty of her murder by reason of insanity, has been committe(...)

A 41-year-old man who strangled his brother to death with a bungee cord and was found not guilty of his murder by reason of insanity, has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital.

A 41-year-old man who strangled his brother to death with a bungee cord and was found not guilty of his murder by reason of insanity, has been committ(...)

Joe Heffernan of Ennis, Co Clare, was sentenced to life for murdering a 21-year-old student after unsuccessfully claiming diminished responsibility. Photograph by Eamon Ward

If someone with mental illness commits a serious crime like murder how do you balance the needs of treatment and justice?The courts have grappled with(...)