A judge has ordered a man facing criminal charges to be admitted into a psychiatric unit and to be placed on a waiting list for treatment at the Central Mental Hospital after his solicitor admitted he had struggled to get him the treatment he needs while in custody.
The parents of a man, who has pleaded not guilty to murdering his mother's partner by reason of insanity, took him to hospital just weeks earlier after he told them he had to kill the deceased.
A man who murdered his infant son 17 years ago is seeking to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice on grounds that he was diagnosed with schizophrenia in recent years.
A man who is not mentally ill but whose behaviour is “violent and challenging” must remain inappropriately detained in a ward of chronically mentally ill patients because there is no suitable place here to address his needs, the president of the High Court has said.
A Kilkenny man who stabbed shop worker Mairead Moran to death at her workplace and was found not guilty of her murder by reason of insanity, has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital.
Legal challenges on behalf of mentally disturbed people being detained in hospital — and who are unable to give instructions to lawyers — should only be brought where there has been a gross abuse of power or failure of fundamental requirements in relation to their liberty, the Court of Appeal has said.