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#Liam Herrick

# liam-herrick - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

# liam-herrick - Monday 24 April, 2017

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan

President Michael D Higgins said Toolan was “a deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights”.

# liam-herrick - Monday 20 January, 2014

And President Higgins's new adviser is...

Drumroll, please.

# liam-herrick - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Moving inmates from St Pat's to adult prison "won't make one iota of difference"

A prison officer in St Patrick’s says all the current problems in St Patrick’s Institution will just be recreated when the inmates move to Wheatfield Prison.

# liam-herrick - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Committee calls on government to reduce prisoner numbers by one-third

The committee also recommended that sentences of six months or less for non-violent crimes be replaced with community service orders.

# liam-herrick - Monday 12 December, 2011

Column: Long jail terms don’t work in tackling crime – no matter what ‘common sense’ says

Our prisons are bursting, and yet we continue to lock more people up. To keep communities safe we need a serious rethink, writes Liam Herrick.