November 2009 Archives (News & Press Releases)

5th November 2009

HSE to shut children’s secure unit.

The Health Service Executive announced today that the Special Care Unit for children in Ballydowd, West Dublin will close, following an independent report from the Health Information and Quality Authority. Read more

9th November 2009

Numbers jailed for not paying fines on course to double in 2009

The number of people jailed for not paying fines reached 1,897 in the first 6 months of 2009. Read more

16th November 2009

Irish Times: Courts explore alternative to jail for mentally ill offenders

In an article in today's Irish Times, Dr Conor O'Neill outlines the obstacles faced by people with mental illness in the criminal justice system, and the working of the Prison Inreach and Court Liaison Service (PICLS). Read more

19th November 2009

Report highlights concerns over care for asylum seeking children.

A report by the Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan, highlights the inadequate service provision of care for asylum seeking children. Read more

20th November 2009

20th Anniversary of the Convention on Children's Rights

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) joins other organisations in the celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read more

25th November 2009

Detention of Children in Ireland: International Standards and Best Practice

A new report from IPRT considers the implementation of international human rights standards to children detention in Ireland, and details best practice examples from Ireland and other European jurisdictions. Read more

26th November 2009

IAYPIC: Launch of young people's version of 'Policies, Procedures for Children's Residential Care'.

The Irish Association of Young People in Care has launched the young people’s version of Policies and Procedures for Children’s Residential Centres, Your Guide to Living in Residential Care. Read more

30th November 2009

Launch of IPRT Children Detention report

The Irish Penal Reform Trust will today launch a new report: Detention of Children in Ireland: International Standards and Best Practice, outlining the legal framework, policies and practices regarding the use of custodial measures for children in Ireland and internationally. Read more

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