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Approval has now been given to conduct a competition for a contracted civilian consultant at pay rates equivalent to those available in the HSE. File photograph: Alan Betson

A recruitment process run last year to find a military psychiatrist for the Defence Forces yielded no applicants, prompting charges of “penny pinching(...)

The Mental Health Commission noted in its 2017 annual report the inability of CAMHS workers to admit children after hours, ‘thereby forcing’ them to look to adult units instead.

There has been a fall in the number of staff employed in the HSE’s youth mental health services, with 26 fewer employed in September compared to the b(...)

Eoin Berkley had been barred from Dublin city centre before raping a Spanish teenager. File photograph: Collins Courts

One of the most senior officers in the Garda has been asked to investigate a failure by the force to enforce bail conditions on a man sentenced to 14 (...)

Eoin Berkley had been barred from Dublin city centre before raping a Spanish teenager. File photograph: Collins Courts

A failure by gardaí to enforce bail conditions on a man sentenced to 14 years in prison yesterday for the abduction and rape of a Spanish teenager is (...)

Fianna Fáil has called on Minister of State for Mental Health to ‘get to the root of the problem’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s failure to adequately resource and implement its Child and Adolescent Mental Service (CAMHS) “will be a stain on its legacy,” Fianna Fáil’(...)

 The State’s only full-time perinatal psychiatrists are located in Dublin and Limerick. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Ireland has just two full-time specialist psychiatrists for every woman in Ireland who is either expecting a baby or who has recently given birth. A(...)

Former  minister for finance Michael Noonan who had not declared his position: “We’ll see what is in the Bill but my general disposition would be to support what is being proposed by the Government.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Many TDs who were previously opposed to the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion now say they will vote for it, a survey by The Irish Times h(...)

Fianna Fáil TD James Brown said increasingly teachers  were meeting  children who had nothing physically or intellectually wrong with them but who were presenting with speech, language and social developmental issues. Photograph: Getty Images

Children as young as between four and six years are presenting with anxiety, stress and other mental health issues, Fianna Fáil TD James Browne has cl(...)

Just over 100 children waiting for a psychology appointment were aged four or younger. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 1,600 children have been waiting over a year for a psychology appointment, new figures show. The data, provided to Fianna Fáil spokesman o(...)

The HSE says “training in relation to professional management of violence and aggression is offered in all services”. Photograph: Getty Images

Thousands of patients attending HSE facilities are being subjected to violence, harassment and aggression by other patients, new official figures reve(...)

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