Vivian Geiran

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Last year several prisons’ visiting committees reported their concerns on the impact of criminal gangs on prison life. Photograph: The Irish Times

There are up to 14 criminal gangs operating in Irish prisons which are putting “huge pressure” on resources, according to the head of the Irish Prison(...)

Traveller activist Thomas McCann:  “Unless we address the wider societal and institutional issues, it is going to get worse for Travellers.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Travellers make up 0.6 per cent of the population yet account for 10 per cent of the male prisoner population and 22 per cent of the female prison pop(...)

Pictured shows volunteers from left Aengus Burke; Madeline Treacy; Anne Conroy, chief executive of Le Cheile; Ingrid Cooney (Mentor co-ordinator); and Emily Dolge. Photograph : Naoise Culhane

Young people who have become involved in crime are 28 per cent less likely to reoffend if involved in a mentoring programme, a new report has found. (...)

  Probation Service director Vivian Guerin, Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan,  Irish Prison Service director Micheal Donlon  and assistant commissioner Supt John Twomey.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A new inter-agency project in Dublin that targets “prolific offenders who are causing havoc” should be ready to begin being rolled out across t(...)