February 2017 Archives (IPRT in the News)

1st February 2017

The Irish Examiner: Feud link to rise in prison protection

Recently released Irish Prison Service (IPS) figures show that the number of prisoners on 22/23 hour lock-up in Mountjoy has jumped eightfold, from six last October to 47 last month. Read more

2nd February 2017

The Pat Kenny Show: Interview on Spent Convictions

IPRT’s Acting Executive Director Fíona Ní Chinnéide spoke to Pat Kenny on the topic of spent convictions. Read more

3rd February 2017

Drivetime: Mental Health Issues in Prison

IPRT’s Acting Executive Director Fíona Ní Chinnéide spoke to Mary Wilson on RTE Radio One’s Drivetime, on the topic of mental health in prisons. Read more

15th February 2017

Round-up: Ireland's examination under the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

IPRT made a submission in advance of CEDAW on issues facing women in the Irish criminal justice system, including: too many women are sent to prison for non-violent offences (including the non-payment of fines),the failure to provide gender-specific alternatives to prison and the lack of open prison facilities for women.… Read more

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