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# mental-health-act-2001 - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Mental health patients to be re-examined due to emergency legislation to address 'unconstitutional' law

A total of 124 patients who have been involuntarily detained will have to be ex-examined by their consultant psychiatrists.

# mental-health-act-2001 - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional

Under the current law, patients can be detained under renewal orders for periods not exceeding six and 12 months.

# mental-health-act-2001 - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

# mental-health-act-2001 - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'Committing' the homeless during Storm Emma: An improper use of the Mental Health Act 2001?

In the past, archaic mental health laws and cases in this country have been tenuous, to say the least, writes Mairead Leen.

# mental-health-act-2001 - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Electroshock still used without consent despite promises ECT

Electroshock still used without consent despite promises

The expert group are due to give their report to the minister soon.

# mental-health-act-2001 - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Law reform could expedite appeals over mental health detention

The length of time to appeal being institutionalised may be shortened if changes to the Mental Health Act are introduced. Campaigners say it is not enough to address the issue of “involuntary detention”.