Irish Penal Reform Trust

Reactions: Taping of conversations between prisoners and solicitors

1st April 2014

Today Taoiseach Enda Kenny revealed to that phone calls between prisoners and their solicitors were 'inadvertently recorded'  by the Irish Prison Service. 

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is extremely concerned at revelations that the Irish Prison Service recorded calls between prisoners and their legal representatives. The client-lawyer privilege is one of the most fundamental protections in the justice system, and it is a particularly important protection for prisoners in Ireland, who do not have access to an independent complaints mechanism.

Below is IPRT's press release, media reactions and discussions following the announcement. 

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