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.
18th August 2009
Liam Herrick talked on Today FM's 'The Last Word' on the Inspector of Prisons report, which highlights how prisons overcrowding could lead to serious injury or loss of life.
17th August 2009
Liam Herrick, IPRT Executive Director, talked to RTÉ's Drivetime about the worrying trends revealed in the Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2008.
14th August 2009
"Increasing the size and numbers in our prisons does not — and will not — reduce levels of crime. It merely serves to increase prisoner numbers."
10th August 2009
In the first part of a six-day series on youth justice, 'Evening Echo' Security Correspondent Ann Murphy talked to IPRT on the issues surrounding detention of young people in Ireland.
28th July 2009
One does not need a PhD in economics to foresee that cuts in resources to high-risk groups could well mean storing up much larger social and economic liabilities for future generations.
21st June 2009
A report on RTÉ's 'This Week' looking at conditions for those in State care, particularly young offenders. IPRT Chair, Dr Ursula Kilkelly spoke on Youth Justice issues in Ireland.
19th June 2009
In an Opinion piece published in today's 'Irish Examiner', Liam Herrick outlines how expanding our prison system can no longer be presented as as end in itself.
12th June 2009
Following three incidents over a 24-hour period in Mountjoy Prison, IPRT was invited to comment on the issue of overcrowding on Today FM's 'The Last Word' and RTÉ's 'Morning Ireland'...
27th May 2009
Planning for prison building must be framed in the context of a wider plan regarding the proper use of imprisonment and the appropriate use of alternatives to custody, according to IPRT.