January 2014 Archives (News & Press Releases)

2nd January 2014

Irish Examiner, Two-part series on what life is like inside Cork Prison

In this two-part series of articles (published on January 1st and 2nd), Cormac O'Keefe details his experiences on a visit to Cork Prison. The articles elaborate on a wide range of topics which affect the lives of prisoners. Read more

14th January 2014

1913 Lockout musical 'The Risen People' performed in Wheatfield prison

Last night the Abbey theatre production of 'The Risen People' was performed inside Wheatfield prison to an audience of prisoners and non-prisoners alike. Read more

16th January 2014

IPRT welcomes progress on Cork Prison but warns against penal expansion

IPRT is concerned at the plans to expand capacity in the new prison. Read more

20th January 2014

Irish Times: 'Young offenders have the same remission rights as adults'

A 17 year-old applicant, held at the children's detention school in Oberstown, has successfully challenged the constitutionality of the state's failure to provide him the same level of remission as afforded to adult offenders and juveniles held at St. Patrick's institution. Read more

21st January 2014

Statement: IPRT thanks Liam Herrick for his service to IPRT and wishes him well on his new appointment

The Board of the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) wishes to announce that its Executive Director, Liam Herrick, will be leaving his post on the 10th of February 2014 to take up the position of Adviser to President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. Read more

22nd January 2014

Fines (Payment and Recovery) Bill 2013 - Committee Stage

The Fines (Payment and Recovery) Bill 2013 is scheduled to return to Dáil Éireann at Committee Stage on Wednesday 22nd January 2014. Read more

IPRT invites applications for the post of Executive Director

IPRT now wishes to recruit an Executive Director to build on the organisation’s achievements, and to lead the organisation in its next period of development. Read more

27th January 2014

Irish Times, 'Could community courts cut low-level crime in our cities?'

Mark Hilliard, writing in the Irish Times, explains the many possible benefits of establishing a community court in Irish cities. Read more

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