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March 2010 Archives (News & Press Releases)

1st March 2010

Irish Times: Prisoners Listening Scheme

The Irish Times reports on the 'listener scheme' operating in three of Dublin's prisons, which sees prisoners trained by the Samaritans to provide an in-prison service to their fellow inmates. Read more

2nd March 2010

Fines Bill 2009 - Update

An update on the Fines Bill 2009 as it reaches report stage in the Dáil, 3rd March 2010. Read more

Opportunity: MA in Criminology in DIT PDF documents

The MA in Criminology at the School of Social Sciences and Law, Dublin Institute of Technology aims to provide students with a firm theoretical grounding in, and understanding of, contemporary criminological issues as well as thorough training in research skills. Read more

Council of Europe: Consultation on Child-Friendly Justice

Do you know someone aged 17 or under? The Council of Europe is currently seeking the views and experiences of children and young people to feed into forthcoming guidelines on child-friendly justice. Survey closes 31st March 2010. Read more

16th March 2010

Irish Times: Fines Bill passed by the Dáil

After nearly a year, the Fines Bill has been passed by the Dail and has gone to the Seanad for its approval. It is hoped that the draft legislation will become law by the summer. Read more

18th March 2010

Mountjoy numbers to hit 160 over Maximum

Prisoner numbers in Mountjoy are predicted to reach 700 this year – 160 above the maximum set by the Inspector of Prisons. Read more

22nd March 2010

Prison Law Seminar Series: 'Irish Prison Law and the ECHR'

The fifth in the Prison Law Seminar Series took place on Monday 22nd March, 2010 at the Distillery Building, Church Street, Dublin 7. Read more

29th March 2010

Sunday Independent: Juvenile Detention Centre Plans Shelved as Funds Fall

Plans to build a new juvenile detention centre at Lusk, Co. Dublin to replace St Patrick's institution have been once again pushed back with no planned completion date. Read more

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