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# temporary-release - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Fifty-five prisoners granted temporary release since start of March re-arrested

Thirty-seven of the 55 were re-arrested for allegedly committing a range of criminal offences.

# temporary-release - Friday 22 December, 2017

142 prisoners will be granted temporary release over Christmas

Many of the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences.

# temporary-release - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Over 7,000 Irish prisoners got out on early release this year

Statistics contained in the CSO showed 45% of prisoners reoffended within three years.

# temporary-release - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Three convicted murderers were out on temporary release last week

In total, 10% of the prison population was out last Wednesday.

# temporary-release - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Clare Daly won't pay her fine and is willing to breach security again at Shannon

The United Left TD was granted temporary release last night after being held at Limerick Prison.

# temporary-release - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Four killers on temporary release from prison this month

More than 500 prisoners were on temporary release across the country this month.

# temporary-release - Monday 17 November, 2014

Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?

Fianna Fáil believes that temporary release is being used to ease overcrowding in some prisons.

# temporary-release - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Here's how many prisoners were given temporary release since 2009 ... and never came back

Many are still deemed “unlawfully at large from custody”.

# temporary-release - Monday 23 December, 2013

249 prisoners to be released from Irish jails over Christmas

Just over 6 per cent of Ireland’s prison population will be given varying periods of release from jail over the festive period.

# temporary-release - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your (rainy) Wednesday morning.

# temporary-release - Friday 21 December, 2012

226 prisoners granted temporary release for Christmas

The Department of Justice said the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences and most of them are in lower security institutions.

# temporary-release - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Justice Department insists no decision made on Catherine Nevin release

The Department of Justice has taken the unusual step of commenting on the case of convicted murderer Catherine Nevin insisting that there has been no decision on her proposed temporary release.

Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years

MacArthur was jailed in 1982 after he killed a nurse in the Phoenix Park and shot dead a farmer.

# temporary-release - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

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

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

# temporary-release - Friday 13 April, 2012

Electronic monitoring of prisoners to be introduced

The Irish Prison Service has put the contract to provide the system out to tender.

# temporary-release - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Temporary release of prisoners 'reduces risk to the community' - Shatter

The Minister for Justice has said the planned temporary release of certain prisoners helps the “gradual reintegration” of criminals into society.

# temporary-release - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Two prisoners fail to return after Christmas temporary release

Gardaí have been notified after the two inmates failed to return to their institutions.

# temporary-release - Thursday 22 December, 2011

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas

The majority of the prisoners come from lower security institutions.

# temporary-release - Monday 7 November, 2011

Focus should be on better conditions - not more prisons

There are currently almost 5,000 prisoners in Irish prisons, and the Irish Penal Reform trust says the Government should focus on making prison conditions better: not building more prisons.