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# central mental hospital

This year
Man found not guilty of murdering father by reason of insanity committed to Central Mental Hospital
Gareth Sheeran, of Carriglea View in Firhouse, Dublin, was found not guilty by reason of insanity last week of murdering his father.
Government examining plans to house asylum seekers in tents at former Central Mental Hospital
The lands at the former hospital are currently being transferred to the LDA, which has been granted planning permission to develop 852 homes on the site.
Planning permission granted for 852 new homes on site of former Central Mental Hospital
Initially, the Land Development Agency planned to deliver 1,200 new housing units, including a 14-storey apartment block.
Patients at €220m Central Mental Hospital sleeping in clothes due to issues with heating system
Staff formally raised concerns about “extreme cold” at the hospital 25 times over a 33-day period.
Last year
Central Mental Hospital relocated to €200 million facility in north county Dublin
The new facility will expand to a 130 bed capacity next year, compared to the Dundrum site’s capacity of 96.
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Council clears way for €378m Central Mental Hospital housing scheme
The fast-track scheme would be made up to 957 apartments and 20 houses.
Land Development Agency lodges plans for close to 1,000 homes on Central Mental Hospital site
The project consists of 940 apartments, 17 duplexes and 20 houses.
All time
'Most unfortunate case': Central Mental Hospital staff engaged in standoff with gardaí over mentally ill man's admittance
The man was initially refused entry due to the lack of beds in the CMH, an ongoing issue at the Dundrum facility.
More than 1,200 new homes to be developed at site of Central Mental Hospital
A planning application is to be submitted by the middle of 2021, with construction to begin in 2022
Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer
There are also currently 614 prisoners on a waiting list for an intervention from prison psychology services.
Mother can't be committed to CMH as it has reached 'full capacity in its quota of female patients', court hears
The woman was yesterday found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of her three-year-old daughter.
Dublin man found not guilty by reason of insanity of murder of his mother's partner
Adam Nolan is being treated in the Central Mental Hospital.
Woman found not guilty of murdering flatmate by reason of insanity is committed to Central Mental Hospital
Mercy Peters had told gardaí that voices in her head made her stab the 42-year-old in their Dublin home.
Man who raped Spanish student asks for transfer to Central Mental Hospital
Eoin Berkley (25) of Hampton Wood Way, Finglas, was jailed for 14 years for abducted and repeatedly raping a woman.
More than two-thirds of Irish prisoners on 'restricted' regime kept in cells for 21 hours a day, report finds
A new report by the Irish Penal Reform Trust has raised concerns over Ireland’s increasing prison population.
Potential retrial for woman accused of slicing a woman's throat after jury fails to reach verdict
The case was put back to November for a possible retrial.
Five patients found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity have been discharged from hospital
The offences included two homicides, possession of a firearm and three counts of false imprisonment.
Man who beat partner with hammer sent to Central Mental Hospital
During his trial, the jury heard the man punched his partner in the face, stuffed underwear in her mouth and gouged her eyes with his thumbs.
Woman accused of stabbing woman in Drumcondra transferred to Central Mental Hospital
The victim was hospitalised after suffering serious injuries during the incident earlier this month.
Man who stabbed mother to death with kitchen knife found not guilty by reason of insanity
32-year-old Fionn Braidwood stabbed his mother to death at the family home in Dublin in January 2015.
"We will never forgive him" - Family of woman killed in psychiatric hospital by another patient
The woman’s son said he accepts the patient has a mental illness but said he will “never forgive him for what he did to my mother”.
Garda with early onset dementia who harassed female sergeant on Facebook committed to mental hospital
Garda Donal Maguire was found not guilty by reason of insanity last month.
Man who killed Dublin grandfather committed to Central Mental Hospital
Dragos Nica stabbed Michael Gannon while he babysat his grandchildren.
The Central Mental Hospital is being closed down
Patients will be transferred to a larger, more modern, hospital in Portrane.
Decrease in Irish psychiatric admissions
Depressive disorders accounted for almost one in three admissions, as unskilled workers remain the most likely group to be admitted.
"It's been hell": John Gallagher's brother speaks about 1988 double killings
Gallagher recently turned himself in after absconding from the Central Mental Hospital 12 years ago.
Double killer hands himself in after 12 years on the run
John Gallagher had been found guilty of the murder of a mother and daughter on the grounds of Sligo General Hospital. He had been living in Strabane in Tyrone.
Central Mental Hospital to be moved to north Dublin
A report into conditions at the Central Mental Hospital last year described it as “unsuitable”.
Children's Hospital to go ahead but Metro North and DART underground shelved
The government’s capital expenditure announcements also included the news that the linking of the Luas lines will go ahead.
Report criticises Central Mental Hospital building as 'unsuitable'
A number of reports about psychiatric hospitals across the country have been released by the Mental Health Commission today.