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October 2011 Archives (IPRT in the News)

6th October 2011

RTÉ Six One News: 'Govt urged to address prison overcrowding'

Ireland's first hearing under the UN Universal Periodic Review took place today in Geneva. A third of countries highlighted prison issues. Read more

10th October 2011

thejournal.ie: 'Government urged to address ‘sub-standard’ prison conditions'

Reporter Aoife Barry details IPRT's response to the Government's commitments on prisons-related recommendations contained in the UN Universal Periodic Review. Read more

18th October 2011

Irish Examiner: 'Delay in laws to address court fine jailings'

Cormac O'Keeffe reports that despite the significant numbers being sent to prison for non-payment of fines, legislation enacted last year to address the issue will not be operational for at least 12 months. Read more

23rd October 2011

Sunday Independent: 'Bill will allow jobseekers to airbrush criminal records'

Writing in the 'Sunday Independent', Daniel McConnell reports on the forthcoming Spent Convictions Bill, which is "at an advanced stage of drafting, with only finer details left to be finalised." Read more

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