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Press Releases and Speeches List

2012

Minister publishes 2011 Annual Report  7 August 2012

Establishment of New Community Return Unit  26 June 2012

Mountjoy High Support Unit Wins Taoiseach's Public Service Excellence Award 21 June 2012

Speech by Director General at Justice conference 19 June, 2012

Minister Shatter announces three senior Prison Service appointments. 18 June 2012. 

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter T.D., announces plan for the replacement of outdated prison accommodation at Limerick prison 11 June, 2012

Speech by Minister at Launch of IPS 3 Year Strategic Plan 30 April, 2012

Speech by Kathleen Lynch at the Prison Officers Conference, Galway, 26 April 2012.

Statement by Minister for Justice on Loughan House Report 28th March 2012

Statement by the Director General on the Publication of the Inspector of Prisons Limerick Report 17th January 2012

 2011

9 February 2011 - Speech by Mr Brian Purcell, Director General of the Irish Prison Service, at the Launch of Ombudsman for Children Report on St. Patrick’s Institution

6 August 2010 - Publication of 2009 Annual Report

14 August 2009 - Publication of 2008 Annual Report

23 June 2009 - Govt give go ahead to revised Thornton Hall Plan

19 May 2009 - Announcement - Leargas bid to develop Thornton Hall rejected

19 December 2008 - Publication of 2007 Annual Report

12 September 2008 - Director General's response to POA statement

1 August 2008 - Director General's statement regarding mobile phones in prisons

18 February 2008 - Statement by Director General regarding drug testing in prisons