IPRT in the News

Mountjoy Under Spotlight at Justice Committee Meeting 21st May 2010

Former Mountjoy Visiting Committee member, Paul Mckay, appeared yesterday before the Justice Committee to express his concern at the conditions in the prison. Read more

Irish Times: Parents behind bars 18th May 2010

As Ireland’s prison population grows, more children are having to cope with the stigma and loneliness of a parent in jail, writes Sheila Wayman in 'The Irish Times'. Read more

Today FM: What does imprisonment for life actually mean? 11th May 2010

Should life sentences for homicide run concurrently or consecutively? Liam Herrick of IPRT and Joan Deane of AdVIC talked to Today FM's Matt Cooper about sentencing in homicide cases. Read more

Irish Times: Parents imprisoned for failing to ensure children go to school 7th May 2010

In an article in today's 'Irish Times', Jamie Smyth and Brendan Grehan report on the imprisonment of parents for failure to ensure their children attend school. IPRT believes the €8k it costs to imprison a parent for 30 days could be better spent... Read more

Sunday Business Post: Prison service hits out at ‘unsuitable’ medical provisions 2nd May 2010

Public Affairs Correspondent John Burke reports on a newly published review of health care provision in the Irish prison system. Read more

Irish Times Letters: Resignation of prison governor 28th April 2010

In a letter to 'The Irish Times', the Women in Prison Reform Alliance calls for government to engage on the serious issues raised by the resignation of Governor McMahon. Read more

Irish Independent: Prison chief hits back after governor quits women's jail 27th April 2010

Today's 'Irish Independent' reports on the resignation of the Governor of the Dóchas Centre, including the call from IPRT on Justice Minister Dermot Ahern to take responsibility for overcrowding. Read more

Irish Examiner: Prison boss denies governor was undermined 27th April 2010

In today's 'Irish Examiner', Cormac O'Keeffe reports on Governor McMahon's resignation and the response of the Irish Prison Service. Read more

RTE 'The Late Debate': Resignation of Dóchas Centre Governor 27th April 2010

Liam Herrick joins Rachael English to discuss the Dóchas Centre Governor's resignation. Read more

RTE 'Drivetime': Resignation of Governor of Dóchas Centre 27th April 2010

Liam Herrick talks to Mary Wilson on the issue of women in prison. Read more


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