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RTÉ Nine News: IPS Annual Report shows increase in prison population

26th August 2011

The Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2010 was published on the 25th of August. It reveals a continued upward trend in the prison population in Ireland. The report also indicated a worrying increase in the number of people being committed to prison for failure to pay a fine. IPRT's Executive Director Liam Herrick appeared on RTÉ Nine News to discuss these and other issues stemming from the report. 

Watch the RTÉ Nine News discussion of the Report.

Read IPRT's Press Release on the Report. 

Read the IPS Annual Report 2010 in full. 

Liam Herrick also spoke to thejournal.ie and The Irish Times and The Irish Independent also discussed the report with comments from IPRT. The Irish Examiner also covered the Report, noting in particular the increased number of violent incidents in Irish prisons.