Ireland's first hearing under the UN Universal Periodic Review took place today in Geneva. A third of the 48 Member States present recommended that Ireland urgently address prison issues including 'slopping out', overcrowding and violence.
RTÉ Six One News covered the hearing, including comment from IPRT's Liam Herrick. Play back the news item here.
There was a lot of media interest and coverage of Ireland's UPR hearing. Here are a few clippings:
- The Irish Times: 'Advocacy groups heartened by proceedings'
- Irish Examiner: 'Shatter: Children’s rights referendum set for New Year'
- The Irish Times: 'Shatter defends State record on rights'