Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT in the News

Morning Ireland: Disturbances at Mountjoy Prison

15th October 2010

IPRT's Liam Herrick talked to Áine Lawlor about how overcrowding has made trouble in Mountjoy Prison inevitable.

Newstalk FM: the Irish Prison System

5th October 2010

IPRT's Liam Herrick talked to Newstalk FM's 'Breakfast Show' for an extended item on Irish prisons in general. Other contributors included Kevin Myers and Gerry O'Carroll, along with a former prisoner.

Irish Times: Mountjoy accounts for 45% of all drug seizures in Irish jails

4th October 2010

There have been almost as many drug seizures in Mountjoy Prison over the past two years as the rest of the jails in the Republic combined. This is despite a so-called drug-free regime operating in the Dublin jail.

Irish Times: Wall around site of planned prison 'poor use of money'

24th September 2010

Carol Coulter reports on the political panel at the IPRT's Shifting Focus conference this week.

Irish Examiner: 'Wasteful' spending of criminal justice system criticised

23rd September 2010

Cormac O'Keeffe reports on Shifting Focus: From Criminal Justice to Social Justice.

Irish Times: 'Shift' needed in approach to crime

23rd September 2010

Carol Coulter highlights some of the key facts presented by the speakers at the Shifting Focus conference.

Evening Herald: A prison service on the edge

26th August 2010

The 'Evening Herald' highlights concerns over the increasing prisoner population, including those voiced by IPRT.

How and why temporary release is currently being used

16th August 2010

Too many people are unnecessarily clogging up the prison system, which is contributing to prison over-crowding and a reliance on temporary release.

Evening Herald: Mountjoy dungeons to boost cell capacity

16th August 2010

Charlie Mallon, writing in the 'Evening Herald', reports on overcrowding in Irish prisons.

RTÉ, Pat Kenny: The Management of Sex Offenders

11th August 2010

Liam was a contributor on today's Pat Kenny radio show, which looked at the public fears surrounding Larry Murphy's release as well as other issues pertaining to sex offenders in general.

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