IPRT in the News

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

RTÉ One News: Governor of women's prison leaves role 26th April 2010

IPRT's Liam Herrick spoke to RTÉ's 'One News' about the issues raised around the resignation of Governor McMahon of Dóchas centre. Read more

Today FM: Women in Prison 13th April 2010

IPRT's Liam Herrick on The Last Word discussing the issue of women in prison. Read more

Today FM: Inefficiencies in the System 7th April 2010

IPRT Executive Director Liam Herrick speaking on The Last Word. Read more

4FM: Mental health provision for prisoners 9th March 2010

IPRT's Agnieszka Martynowicz spoke to David Harvey on 4FM about the provision of mental health care in Irish prisons. Read more

Irish Examiner: System "unable to deal with prisoners with mental illness." 8th March 2010

In today's 'Irish Examiner', Cormac O'Keeffe reports on a woman's struggle to secure appropriate treatment for her brother who has severe mental health issues, citing a failure of both the health system and the prison system. Read more

RTE 'Drivetime': Community Service Orders 17th February 2010

IPRT Executive Director Liam Herrick speaks to Mary Wilson on RTE's 'Drivetime'. Read more

RTE 'News on Two': Government Commits to Community Service Orders 16th February 2010

IPRT Executive Director Liam Herrick speaks about the issue of community sanctions. Read more

Sunday Business Post: ‘Urgent’ need to address custodial ill treatment 14th February 2010

"The government should ‘urgently address’ allegations of ill treatment of people in custody, the Council of Europe has said following a review of Irish prisons and Garda stations," writes John Burke in 'The Sunday Business Post'. Read more

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