6th December 2022
In an article by Mary Carolan in the Irish Times, she reports on IPRT's presentation to Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Mental Health on 6 December 2022.
"People detained at the Central Mental Hospital are subject to “paternalistic” decision-making and a lack of transparency, an Oireachtas committee has heard.
There is a lack of clarity about the process of detention of some at the hospital and one person found unfit to plead at their trial in the 1970s was detained in the CMH until recently, the sub-committee on mental health was told on Tuesday."
Read the full article on The Irish Times here.
For the opening statement and the recording of the presentation by IPRT to the Sub-Committee, see here.
IPRT's full report on 'Access to Rights for People Detained in Secure Forensic Mental Health Facilities in Ireland' is available here.