September 2009 Archives (IPRT in the News)

21st September 2009

Irish Independent, Comment: "Planning for the future failure of social policies."

"Essentially, planning to build more prisons is planning for the future failure of social policies," writes Liam Herrick in today's Irish Independent. Read more

4FM: Building more prison spaces will not solve the problem

Liam Herrick talks to David Harvey on 4FM's 'Lunchtime on 4' about the fallacy of building new prison spaces when such chronic conditions exist in our current prisons. Read more

22nd September 2009

Government challenged to sign rights protocol

In an open letter published in the national papers today, the Government is urged to sign the new optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Read more

24th September 2009

Irish Times: Mountjoy overcrowding highlighted

IPRT calls for the Minister to commit to action following the Mountjoy Prison Inspection Report, Jason Michael reports in 'The Irish Times'. Read more

RTÉ Drivetime: Mountjoy Prison Report an "incredibly grim picture"

Liam Herrick talks to Mary Wilson on RTÉ's Drivetime about the "incredibly grim picture" contained in the findings of the Inspector of Prisons' report on Mountjoy Prison. Read more

25th September 2009

Irish Examiner: Report should act as a "watershed"

"We need a clear statement from the minister that he will commit to addressing the urgent issues identified in this report," Liam Herrick tells the Irish Examiner. Read more

26th September 2009

Irish Examiner: Irish prisons 'in breach of human rights standards'

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has said this week's report from the Inspector of Prisons describes shocking conditions which are both unacceptable and in breach of human rights standards. Read more

27th September 2009

Sunday Tribune: Call for action on jail overcrowding

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has said the government must act on overcrowding and unsanitary conditions inside jails. Read more

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