Republic of Ireland Law
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When a medical report for someone accused of a crime is provided in court to show that there were mitigating circumstances (eg. mental health problems), who actually gets to see the report? Is the report made public and does the jury get to hear it in detail? In my case, a family member has made rather disparaging remarks about other family members (insinuating a dysfunctional family unit) contributing to his mental health problems at the time. This was not the main cause of stress contributing to his crime. If this airing of dirty laundry within a family unit is made public, it would be extremely distressing to the other family members, so I would like to know exactly who gets to see these reports. Thanking you in advance.
Yes, I can wait.
Thank you very much.
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