IPRT in the News

Irish Medical Times: Key to prison mental healthcare 2nd July 2010

Dara Gantly, writing in the 'Irish Medical Times', highlights the issues of locating mentally ill offenders in Irish prisons, and reports on the successes of the diversion project run by Cloverhill Prison and the Central Mental Hospital (PICLS). Read more

RTÉ Morning Ireland: New proposals for repeat offenders 29th June 2010

RTÉ's Morning Ireland sent reporter Paul Colgan to the IPRT Open Forum, Exploding Prisoner Numbers - Causes, Effects and Solutions. Read more

Irish Examiner: Garda body warns justice system is failing society 28th June 2010

Garda representatives have accused the justice system of 'breaking down' as the strain on prisons increases. Read more

4FM: Emotive question of sentencing sex offenders 23rd June 2010 MP3 files

Executive Director Liam Herrick joins Pat Rabbitte for a discussion on the sentencing of sex offenders. Read more

Today FM: Balancing the right to privacy with public safety 23rd June 2010

Liam Herrick joins Irish Daily Star editor Ger Colleran for a discussion of released sex offenders. Read more

Medical Independent: Lights out on prison healthcare 10th June 2010

"With a rapidly-growing prison population, dwindling resources and dangerous, stressful conditions, doctors working in our prisons are firefighting in terms of inmate healthcare," writes Ailbhe Jordan. Read more

Irish Examiner: Prison drug use to be studied 2nd June 2010

A study on drug use in prison and the possible need for needle exchanges in jails will begin this autumn. Read more

Irish Examiner: Calls for better services to stop convicts reoffending 26th May 2010

The launch of IPRT's Report on Reintegration of Prisoners in Ireland covered in the Irish Examiner. Read more

TV3 MidWeek: Conditions in Mountjoy Prison 26th May 2010

Colette Fitzpatrick talks to John Lonergan, Paul Mckay and Liam Herrick about the conditions in Mountjoy Prison. Read more

RTÉ News at One: Concern over numbers of reoffenders 25th May 2010

RTÉ reporter Caitríona Perry interviewed the speakers at the launch of the IPRT report '"It's like stepping on a landmine..." - Reintegration of Prisoners in Ireland'. In the news item, a former prisoner articulated the difficulties faced in reintegrating into society after release. Read more


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