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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

The Irish Times: Call to publish anti-torture group findings 10th February 2010

IPRT calls on the government to release the findings of an anti-torture group that recently visited Ireland. Read more

4FM: Drugs in Prison 8th February 2010 MP3 files

Liam Herrick talks to David Harvey on 4FM's 'Lunchtime on 4' about the problem of drugs in prison and the opportunity prison offers to break the habits of addiction. Read more

RTE's 'The Frontline': Mandatory Sentencing for Burglary 1st February 2010

The issue of mandatory sentencing for burglary was the subject of RTE's 'The Frontline' this week; IPRT's Liam Herrick and others voice their opposition to such moves. Read more

Today FM: Convicted offenders to do community service 19th January 2010

IPRT's Liam Herrick spoke to Today FM's 'The Last Word' on a pilot project between the Probation Service and Dublin City Countil which will see convicted offenders do community service, such as cleaning graffiti from city walls. Read more

RTÉ Sunday Forum: Society's Moral Response to Murder 11th January 2010

IPRT's Liam Herrick was one of the panellists discussing what society’s moral response should be to someone who takes another person’s life. The programme focussed on sentencing, and the need to achieve justice for families of victims while showing fairness to perpetrators. Read more

Irish Times: End jailing of boys at St Patrick's, say campaigners 1st December 2009

Penal reform campaigners have called for an end to the practice of locking up teenagers in prison for up to 23 hours a day for their own protection, writes Carl O'Brien in the Irish Times. Read more

Irish Examiner: Behind Bars No Place for a Child 30th November 2009

An analysis piece by Dr Ursula Kilkelly, Chairperson of IPRT, on the launch of 'Detention of Children in Ireland: International Standards and Best Practice.) Read more


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