Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Michael Donnelan, director general of the  Irish Prison Service, answer questions  at the launch of the Irish Prison Service and  Probation Service annual reports and joint strategy  in Smithfield,  Dublin, on May 18th, 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has commissioned a review of the drugs and alcohol treatment services available to criminal offenders and peop(...)

Former prisioner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Pauline McCabe  at the launch of the  report by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government’s prison reform programme has received a broadly positive report card from a religious order of the Catholic Church.Commenting on the i(...)