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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# John Lonergan

All time
# second chances
There are 844 people under the age of 25 in Irish prisons
Just 20 of them are female.
# Real Life
The ex-Governor of Mountjoy reckons the Love/Hate prison scenes were pretty accurate
However, John Lonergan said the graphic rape scene involving Fran was something of an exaggeration.
# Unemployment
Former Mountjoy governor: Dole cuts likely to push young people into criminality
John Lonergan told that the cut announced in the Budget is “a terrible indication of the value we place” on our young people.
# Referendum
John Lonergan: "Our treatment of children has been appalling"
The former governor of Mountjoy said that it will be easy to get the children’s rights referendum passed – but warned that the real test will come afterwards.
# Education
Open thread: What changes would you make to the education system?
As doc sets to explore how “one size fits all” education system is failing some young people, we want to know how you would improve school years…
# good deeds
More than 500 volunteers to be honoured for their work with No Name Club
Sean Gallagher and John Lonergan will speak at a ceremony for the clubs, which have around 10,000 members around the country.
# Locked Up
John Lonergan: prison is not the way to deal with social welfare fraud
The former governor of Mountjoy said that prison should only be used as a last resort when somebody is a risk to society.