Relief in Donagh as brothers voluntarily enter psychiatric facility

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There’s been a widespread welcome for confirmation that two brothers at the centre of an abuse scandal in Donagh, County Fermanagh have been admitted to a psychiatric unit.
James and Owen-Roe McDermott admitted themselves on a voluntary basis because a loophole in the law means they cannot be sectioned.
They had been allowed to return home to the village in June after they were declared mentally unfit to stand trial at Omagh Crown Court. A third brother was convicted and imprisoned, while a fourth took his own life during the trial.
One survivor has told Highland Radio News that he has had a good night’s sleep for the first time since the trial.


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