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.
20th May 2009
IPRT article posted on the Irish Left Review, a new political online magazine.
19th May 2009
Liam Herrick spoke to RTÉ’s ‘Nine News’ on the opportunity presented to policy-makers following the announcement of the decision to review plans for a new prison at Thornton Hall.
24th April 2009
Liam Herrick appeared on RTÉ's ‘The Late, Late Show’ as part of a discussion on sentencing and the rehabilitation of prisoners, following the release of Michael Bambrick.
23rd April 2009
An article in the 'Irish Examiner' reports on IPRT's position regarding current provisions for prisoners with mental health issues.