30th November 2009
Liam Herrick, IPRT Executive Director, talks to 4FM's 'Lunchtime'; Dr Ursula Kilkelly, IPRT Chairperson, talks to RTÉ's 'Drivetime'.
9th November 2009
The European Court of Human Rights rules that prison overcrowding in itself can violate Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to freedom from torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.)
29th October 2009
RTÉ's Six One News reported on serious incidents which have taken place in Mountjoy Prison and Castlerea Prison this week.
20th October 2009
On a very practical level, wider use of community service has the potential to significantly reduce the pressure on the Irish Prison Service.
17th October 2009
Results indicate that the Prison Inreach and Court Liaison Service based in Cloverhill prison have successfully diverted 91 mentally ill prisoners to community based treatment in 2008.
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'...
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.
7th October 2009
IPRT's Liam Herrick appeared on RTÉ's Primetime in a report and discussion on conditions at Mountjoy Prison.
27th September 2009
The Irish Penal Reform Trust has said the government must act on overcrowding and unsanitary conditions inside jails.
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.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.