News & Events

Keep up to date with ICPO news and events here. For media queries please contact the Catholic Communications Office on +353 1 505 3017.

New laws needed to allow Irish prisoners abroad return home

Irish Prisoners in Australia get rare visit from Social Worker

Court of Appeal: Cuts to legal aid for prisoners are unlawful

Cuts to legal aid for prisoners are unlawful because they are inherently unfair, the Court of Appeal ruled on Monday 10th April  in its judgment on a legal challenge brought by the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners’ Advice Service (PAS).

http://howardleague.org/news/courtofappealrulingonlegalaid/

Address by President Michael D. Higgins to the ICPO 30th Anniversary Conference

Minister Flanagan highlights Government partnership with ICPO

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan, TD, delivered the closing address at the 30th Anniversary Conference of the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (I.C.P.O.) today (Tuesday).

In his remarks, Minister Flanagan paid tribute to the Council on their work:

http://www.catholicbishops.ie/2015/12/01/minister-flanagan-highlights-government-partnership-with-irish-council-for-prisoners-overseas-at-30th-anniversary-conference/

 

Address by Nuala Kelly to the ICPO 30th Anniversary Conference

The Early Days of the ICPO

Nuala Kelly

Address by Fr. Jerry McFlynn to the ICPO 30th Anniversary Conference

The importance of a Pastoral Outreach to Prisoners Overseas

Fr Gerry McFlynn

Address by Pauline Crowe to the ICPO 30th Anniversary Conference

Address by Pauline Crowe, Chief Executive at Prisoners’ Abroad.

Pauline Crow

Bishop Kirby – Opening remarks at the ICPO 30th Anniversary Conference

Address by Bishop John Kirby, Bishop of Clonfert and Chair of the Council for Emigrants of the Irish Bishops’ Conference at a conference to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas.

Bishop Kirby – opening remarks 

 

 

 

Catholic Bishop speaks out against conditions in UK Jails