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Penal Reform Trust to Prison Service: Prisoners deserve an apology along with lawyers
# Phone Recording
# Phone Recording

Penal Reform Trust to Prison Service: Prisoners deserve an apology along with lawyers

Apr 2nd 2014, 12:18 PM 3,745 Views 30 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust have also questioned how the issue of phone recording could remain hidden for four years.

Column: Irish prisoners raising cattle for an African community feel a sense of atonement
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Irish prisoners raising cattle for an African community feel a sense of atonement

Sep 14th 2013, 7:00 PM 102 Views 16 Comments

‘Helping people to help themselves’ is our mantra at Bóthar, which is why we involve prisons, schools and community organisations in helping the world’s most vulnerable, writes Peter Ireton.

Majority of criminals re-offend within three years
# Crime
# Crime

Majority of criminals re-offend within three years

May 30th 2013, 2:38 PM 5,888 Views 68 Comments

A major new study has found that convicted burglars re-offended seventy nine per cent of the time.

Prisoners on temporary release will 'pose no risk to public' insists Shatter
# Prisons
# Prisons

Prisoners on temporary release will 'pose no risk to public' insists Shatter

May 1st 2012, 8:27 AM 1,975 Views 42 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter was responding to concerns over a new scheme that will see 150 prisoners on temporary release at any one time.

Escaped Garda killer arrested by PSNI in Derry
# Arrested
# Arrested

Escaped Garda killer arrested by PSNI in Derry

Mar 16th 2012, 12:19 PM 3,354 Views 24 Comments

Martin McDermott, 26, was arrested in the city this morning for criminal offences he had committed in the region.

Search continues for Garda killer who escaped from Cavan jail
# Escaped
# Escaped

Search continues for Garda killer who escaped from Cavan jail

Mar 16th 2012, 8:33 AM 3,150 Views 24 Comments

Martin McDermott, 25, was serving a seven-year sentence for the manslaughter of a Garda in December 2009.

Cloverhill inmates, staff being screened for tuberculosis
# Cloverhill Prison
# Cloverhill Prison

Cloverhill inmates, staff being screened for tuberculosis

Oct 22nd 2011, 4:05 PM 931 Views 7 Comments

Staff and inmates at the prison in Clondalkin are being tested after a number of prison officers tested positive for TB.

Number in prison to reach highest ever by next year
# Prisons
# Prisons

Number in prison to reach highest ever by next year

Oct 14th 2010, 2:21 PM 120 Views 0 Comments

Prison Service warns of increased numbers imprisoned as court services resume, and Liveline callers claim they went to jail for failing to pay litter fines.