Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT in the News

Today FM: Worst overcrowding in living memory?

16th October 2009

The increase in numbers in Irish prisons is about to get out of control. Liam Herrick spoke to Matt Cooper on yesterday's 'The Last Word'...

Irish Times: 'Number of Prison inmates exceeds 4,000 for first time'

15th October 2009

"The number of prisoners in Irish jails has exceeded 4,000 for the first time in the history of the state," by Conor Lally.

RTÉ Primetime: "Appalling conditions in Dublin's Mountjoy Prison"

7th October 2009

IPRT's Liam Herrick appeared on RTÉ's Primetime in a report and discussion on conditions at Mountjoy Prison.

Sunday Tribune: Call for action on jail overcrowding

27th September 2009

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has said the government must act on overcrowding and unsanitary conditions inside jails.

Irish Examiner: Irish prisons 'in breach of human rights standards'

26th September 2009

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has said this week's report from the Inspector of Prisons describes shocking conditions which are both unacceptable and in breach of human rights standards.

Irish Examiner: Report should act as a "watershed"

25th September 2009

"We need a clear statement from the minister that he will commit to addressing the urgent issues identified in this report," Liam Herrick tells the Irish Examiner.

Irish Times: Mountjoy overcrowding highlighted

24th September 2009

IPRT calls for the Minister to commit to action following the Mountjoy Prison Inspection Report, Jason Michael reports in 'The Irish Times'.

RTÉ Drivetime: Mountjoy Prison Report an "incredibly grim picture"

24th September 2009

Liam Herrick talks to Mary Wilson on RTÉ's Drivetime about the "incredibly grim picture" contained in the findings of the Inspector of Prisons' report on Mountjoy Prison.

Government challenged to sign rights protocol

22nd September 2009

In an open letter published in the national papers today, the Government is urged to sign the new optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

4FM: Building more prison spaces will not solve the problem

21st September 2009

Liam Herrick talks to David Harvey on 4FM's 'Lunchtime on 4' about the fallacy of building new prison spaces when such chronic conditions exist in our current prisons.

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