17th February 2010
IPRT Executive Director Liam Herrick speaks to Mary Wilson on RTE's 'Drivetime'.
16th February 2010
IPRT Executive Director Liam Herrick speaks about the issue of community sanctions.
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'.
10th February 2010
IPRT calls on the government to release the findings of an anti-torture group that recently visited Ireland.
8th February 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.