Minister’s report a cause for concern for Irish prisoners overseas and their families

The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas has reacted with concern following the publication of the Minister for Justice and Equality’s Annual Report on the operation of the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Acts (1995 and 1997). The report, published last week, provides annual figures on the number of prisoners transferred into and out of the State. […]

Pope’s closeness to India as it struggles against Covid-19

Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity and closeness to the people of India, ravaged by the second wave of Covid-19 infections that has overwhelmed its healthcare system. “At this time when so many in India are suffering as a result of the present health emergency, I am writing to convey my heartfelt solidarity and spiritual […]