Psychiatrist Ivor Brown .

is a retired Irish psychiatrist, author, former Chief Psychiatrist of the Eastern Health Board, and Professor emeritus of psychiatry at University College Dublin.
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The Gentleman Browne ‘Is he still alive?” people keep asking. Yes he is, very much so, and is as challenging as ever. Visionary, revolutionary and preparing to take leave of his “carcass” for a far better place, 84-year-old psychiatrist Ivor Browne believes that global societal collapse is imminent.

Psychiatrist Ivor Browne, pictured at his home in Ranelagh.

Reputed to be the most expensive capital project ever undertaken by the British Government in Ireland, Portrane Lunatic Asylum had a massively complex plan. This was due to the desire to separate different categories of the insane – chronic, melancholic or suicidal, acute, and the infirm. It was designed to accommodate 1,200 patients. Now known as St Ita’s Hospital.

Ashlin Reputed to be the most expensive capital project ever undertaken by the British Government in Ireland, Portrane Lunatic Asylum had a

I ALWAYS knew meeting Dr Ivor Browne was going to be a unique encounter. Outspoken, offbeat and determined to swim against the tide to his l...

I ALWAYS knew meeting Dr Ivor Browne was going to be a unique encounter. Outspoken, offbeat and determined to swim against the tide to his l.

An extensive tour of 'The Richmond (District) Lunatic Asylum' in Grangegorman, Dublin, Ireland. This early 19th century building was Ireland's first specifically-built lunatic asylum. It based on the plan of Bethlehem Hospital (aka Bedlam) in London. The area behind the building was previously occupied by numerous wings and facilities; these were demolished in the 1990s. The building is now ruinous and someone built a primary school directly in front of the facade.

An extensive tour of 'The Richmond (District) Lunatic Asylum' in Grangegorman, Dublin, Ireland. This early century building was Ireland's first specific.

Psychiatrist attacks gap in mental health services

Headline Psychiatrist attacks gap in mental health services

Grangegorman is in the north inner city, just over 1km from the city centre. It has a long history in serving the people of Dublin since the establishment of the Houses of Industry for the poor in the 1770’s.  In 1810 the Governors of the House decided to build a separate institution to house mentally ill patients. The Richmond Asylum was opened to patients in 1814 and was designed by Francis Johnston, the foremost architect of the day.

Grangegorman is in the north inner city, just over 1km from the city centre. It has a long history in serving the people of Dublin since the establishment of the Houses of Industry for the poor in the 1770’s. In 1810 the Governors of the House decided to build a separate institution to house mentally ill patients. The Richmond Asylum was opened to patients in 1814 and was designed by Francis Johnston, the foremost architect of the day.

Madam – Prof Ivor Browne has made a welcome intervention on behalf of some people who seek his help for suicidal thoughts accelerated by financial pressures from banking institutions. (

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Dr Browne, former chief psychiatrist of he Eastern Health Board, said the action is “making waves” in favour of patients who can no longer cope with mounting pressure. “ I am hearing people who are being hassled and who are being threatened that their homes will be repossessed,” “I am writing letters to the banks holding them personally responsible if this man commits suicide.”  “Unless you can make them take personal responsibility, it is very difficult to get at them,” he said.

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Dr Browne, former chief psychiatrist of he Eastern Health Board, said the action is “making waves” in favour of patients who can no longer cope with mounting pressure. “ I am hearing people who are being hassled and who are being threatened that their homes will be repossessed,” “I am writing letters to the banks holding them personally responsible if this man commits suicide.” “Unless you can make them take personal responsibility, it is very difficult to get at them,” he said.

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