Under current law ECT can be administered to a patient even if the person has capacity to consent but refuses treatment

Forced electroconvulsive therapy set to end

08.26 An expert group review of mental health legislation for the Government has called for the removal of power to administer electroconvulsive therapy where a patient can give consent but is unwilling to do so.

The discussions come on foot of growing public commentary on the relatively high cost of prescription drugs

Committee to discuss cost of prescription drugs

07.32 The cost of prescription drugs in Ireland is on the agenda of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children today when it meets with representatives from pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The O'Donnell family had until 4pm to vacate the gates of Gorse Hill in Vico Road

Solicitor and wife remain at Killiney house

04 Mar Solicitor Brian O'Donnell and his wife remain in their home in Killiney tonight, even though the deadline for them to vacate the property on the order of the High Court has expired.