The Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board is a statutory independent body established under the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006.

The function of the Board is to review the detention of persons in a centre designated under the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006.  This includes persons found by a court to be not guilty by reason of insanity or unfit to be tried.  The Central Mental Hospital is currently the only designated centre.

The Review Board is also responsible for reviewing the detention in the Central Mental Hospital of prisoners, including military prisoners, who have been transferred there suffering from mental disorders.


Board members

The current members of the Review Board are:

Usually three members review any particular case.

Contact details


The Review Board can be contacted by post, telephone, fax or e-mail:

Address:  Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board
  Floor 2, Montague Court
  7-11 Montague Street
  Dublin 2
  DO2 FT96
Phone:  + 353 1 4768 602
Fax: + 353 1 602 8216
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