Patient association calls for further probe into man’s death

The Irish Patients Association has called for an independent investigation into the death almost 14 years ago of a man who died in a mental institution after being handcuffed by gardai.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
11th March, 2006

The Irish Patients Association has called for an independent investigation into the death almost 14 years ago of a man who died in a mental institution after being handcuffed by gardai. Stephen McMahon of the Irish Patients Association said he would seek a meeting with the Tanaiste and Minister for Health Mary Harney on the case.

McMahon said the family of Nicholas Murphy, who died in unusual circumstances at Vergemount Hospital in Dublin in 1992, had...

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