IPRT in the News

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

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

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