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Mental Health Tribunals in Ireland: An Overview

Mental Health Tribunals in Ireland: An Overview

Mental Health Tribunals are established to decide whether following involuntary detention a person is or is not suffering from a mental disorder as defined by the Mental Health Acts 2001 to 2018. The tribunal’s role, in addition to assessing whether the patient has a...

Inquest into birth of stillborn baby at Drogheda hospital.

Inquest into birth of stillborn baby at Drogheda hospital.

Pamela Clarke told the inquest into the death of her fourth child Willow, that she cannot understand how a perfectly healthy baby could die in what should have been the safest place. Ms. Clarke delivered her stillborn baby Willow, following induction at 38 weeks, on...

Article on birth injury discussion on Midwest Radio May 21st

Article on birth injury discussion on Midwest Radio May 21st

The restrictions on fathers attending at maternity hospitals due to Covid-19 restrictions has once again highlighted how the needs and requirements of women while pregnant and giving birth are often overlooked, ignored and unheard.

Coercive Control

Coercive Control

Increasingly we are seeing and hearing media reporting on Coercive Control, including some cases featuring household names, but what is Coercive Control?

Callan Tansey Wellbeing At Work Event April 2021

Callan Tansey Wellbeing At Work Event April 2021

Now, more than ever, we are aware of the importance of promoting Wellbeing at work in Ireland.  The COVID-19 pandemic has created huge stress among our workforce, with many businesses closed during lockdowns, others having to radically change behaviours and many people now remote working.

Remote Working – Opportunities and Challenges

Remote Working – Opportunities and Challenges

An early morning run on the beach or walk along the riverbank – followed by coffee and croissants as we sit at our ergonomically designed and sound-proofed home office with uninterrupted views of the sea or the countryside? And then there is reality!! No beach, no...

The Law Society Access Programme

The Law Society Access Programme

The United Nations has declared Saturday February 20th, World Day of Social Justice. Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social right and opportunities. This international day recognises the need to promote social justice. 

Why Listening To New Mothers Is So Important

Why Listening To New Mothers Is So Important

In my work as a Medical Negligence solicitor I meet many mothers who come to me seeking answers to their questions about the labour and delivery of their babies.  For some there is a niggling feeling that something is not quite right.  For others, they need a greater...

Mother and Baby Homes Survivor Redress in Ireland

Mother and Baby Homes Survivor Redress in Ireland

The final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has been published.  The investigation into Mother and Baby Homes began in 2015, with the initial scope of the enquiry to look at 14 homes and a representative sample of 4 County Homes. ...

Why We Need The Provisions Of The Patient Safety Bill  (2019)

Why We Need The Provisions Of The Patient Safety Bill (2019)

None of us expect to be harmed as a patient in healthcare.  Yet in Ireland as many as 1 in 8 patients suffer harm while using using healthcare services.  Here our Johan Verbruggen addresses queries he has received about the Patient Safety Bill(2019), which is currently before the Dail.

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