October 2010 Archives (IPRT in the News)

4th October 2010

Irish Times: Mountjoy accounts for 45% of all drug seizures in Irish jails

There have been almost as many drug seizures in Mountjoy Prison over the past two years as the rest of the jails in the Republic combined. This is despite a so-called drug-free regime operating in the Dublin jail. Read more

5th October 2010

Newstalk FM: the Irish Prison System

IPRT's Liam Herrick talked to Newstalk FM's 'Breakfast Show' for an extended item on Irish prisons in general. Other contributors included Kevin Myers and Gerry O'Carroll, along with a former prisoner. Read more

15th October 2010

Evening Herald: Jail overcrowding could end in death

Charlie Mallon reports on the riot in Mountjoy which saw three officers hospitalised, quoting Executive Director of IPRT, Liam Herrick on how overcrowding contributed to the situation. Read more

Morning Ireland: Disturbances at Mountjoy Prison

IPRT's Liam Herrick talked to Áine Lawlor about how overcrowding has made trouble in Mountjoy Prison inevitable. Read more

19th October 2010

Irish Examiner: Petty criminals set to be kept out of prison

Judges will soon be forced to consider imposing community service as an alternative to prison sentences under new Government plans, writes Cormac O'Keeffe. Read more

22nd October 2010

RTÉ Six One News: Surge in Irish prison population

RTÉ Six One News reports on the "highly critical report on conditions in many of the Ireland's 14 prisons", including an interview with IPRT Executive Director, Liam Herrick. Read more

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