May 2011 Archives (IPRT in the News)

1st May 2011 New legislation could allow offenders withhold criminal record from employers

An article from on the upcoming Spent Convictions Bill to be published this summer. Read more

The Sunday Times: Bill could let offenders keep past crimes from employers

In today's printed version of 'The Sunday Times' (Irish edition), Mark Tighe reports on the Spent Convictions Bill which is due to be published this summer. Read more

10th May 2011

Today FM: 'The Last Word' speaks to Bobby Cummines of UNLOCK about spent convictions

Bobby Cummines OBE of UNLOCK spoke to Today FM about spent convictions earlier this week Read more

11th May 2011

Irish Examiner: 'Offenders’ charity boss backs calls to clear criminal records'

In today's Irish Examiner, Cormac O Keefe writes about Bobby Cummines, the chief executive of UNLOCK. Once an offender himself, he has received an OBE for his work helping ex-offenders. Read more

16th May 2011

Irish Times: Treatment of prisoners to be raised with UN

In today's Irish Times, Jamie Smyth reports on the IPRT and ICCL Joint shadow report of Ireland under the UN convention against torture. Read more

20th May 2011

Emergency Services Ireland: 'Redemption Withheld for Irish Prisoners' PDF documents

'Emergency Services Ireland' reports on IPRT's recent Public Forum on Spent Convictions Read more

23rd May 2011

Irish Times: 'UN torture body to examine Irish record'

The Government will face questioning by the UN’s Committee Against Torture in Geneva on its record on the rights of those detained by the State, write Carol Coulter and Jamie Smyth in today's 'Irish Times'. Read more

30th May 2011

Irish Examiner: '540 people jailed for not paying small fines'

There has been a dramatic rise in the numbers jailed for not paying small fines, despite the introduction of laws ensuring imprisonment is used as a last resort, writes Mary Regan. Read more

RTÉ Nine News: Inspector criticises prison standards

The Inspector of Prisons has strongly criticised the prison service for its failure to properly investigate deaths in custody, Paul Reynolds reports for RTÉ. Read more

31st May 2011

TV3: Behind Bars

A new 4-part series, screened on TV3, focused on all aspects of imprisonment in Ireland. IPRT contributed to the series. Read more

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