Irish psychiatric workers criticised

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 20 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:994

Scathing criticism of psychiatric professionals during a recent murder trial has prompted Ireland's health minister, Michael Noonan, to order a report on how institutions handled the case of a man who had been receiving treatment at different centres since the age of 3. The report will be prepared by Ireland's official inspector of mental hospitals, Dr Dermot Walsh.

Brendan O'Donnell was jailed for life in Dublin for murdering …

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