April 2014 Archives (News & Press Releases)

1st April 2014

Media reports: Calls between prisoners and solicitors recorded

The Taoiseach has told the Dáil that conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were "inadvertently recorded". Read more

2nd April 2014

IPRT calls for full investigation into prison tapes

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is extremely concerned at revelations that the Irish Prison Service recorded calls between prisoners and their legal representatives. Read more

10th April 2014

Fines legislation will have no impact on prison committals unless fully commenced – IPRT

ADVISORY: The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT), Ireland’s leading penal reform campaign organisation, has today (Thursday, 10th April 2014) welcomed the passing of the Fines (Payment and Recovery) Bill 2013 through both Houses of the Oireachtas. Read more

15th April 2014

Joint release issued by the Prevention & Early Intervention Network (PEIN)

ADVISORY: Early intervention to tackle social problems makes both economic and moral sense, and results in better outcomes for young people and families. Early intervention brings 4:1 return on investment. Read more

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