Shane and Carmel Skeffington outside the Four Courts on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins

The family of a young man who fatally stabbed his nine-year-old brother before taking his own life settled a High Court action against the HSE on Tues(...)

The jury returned a unanimous verdict of unlawful killing in the case of Brandon Skeffington and a majority verdict of suicide “as a result of unsound mind” in the case of his brother Shane Michael. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An inquest into the deaths of two brothers who died following an incident at their family home has heard one had been admitted to a psychiatric facil(...)

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis: “The frequency and regularity of what we’re seeing seems to be a phenomenon of recent years. We’re seeing it on a regular basis.” Photograph: Collins/Courts

  The bodies of nine-year-old twins Thomas and Paddy O’Driscoll were spirited away from their house in Charleville, Co Cork, yesterday. Th(...)