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September 2009 Archives (News & Press Releases)

3rd September 2009

Short-term savings on children has long-term costs for society

Ireland is among the “worst performing nations” when it comes to how much we spend on general child welfare in terms of health and education. Read more

22nd September 2009

Law Reform Commission: Debt should not lead to prison

The Law Reform Commission has recommended that people who genuinely cannot pay personal debts should not be sent to prison, in a consultation paper published today. Read more

24th September 2009

"Inhuman and Degrading Treatment": Inspection Report on Mountjoy Prison

Incontrovertible and devastating evidence of chronic conditions in the largest prison in the State has been released in a report on an inspection of Mountjoy Prison today. Read more