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# detention - Saturday 31 March, 2012

China shuts websites and detains six following coup rumours

Officials said that individuals were being punished for fabricating and disseminating rumors that military vehicles had entered Beijing.

# detention - Friday 27 January, 2012

MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders is suspending its operations at Misrata detention centres over the claims.

# detention - Friday 6 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Today’s 9 at 9: Gardaí confirm new sighting of Monica Riordan on day she went missing; bed closures at Tallaght hospital; are drink-driving laws leading to suicides?

# detention - Thursday 25 August, 2011

39 per cent increase in people sent to prison for not paying fines

In numbers: The Irish Prison Service 2010 review shows an increase of 11.4pc in the numbers sent to prison last year overall, with over a third more people going to prison for not paying court-ordered fines.

# detention - Monday 13 June, 2011

90pc of Afghan 'Taliban fighters' detained by coalition forces in 2010 were civilians - report

Report questions figures released by coalition commander given that the majority of so-called Taliban militants were released within days of arrest – because they were civilians.

# detention - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

The Daily Fix - Tuesday

In today’s Fix: Irish economy forecast to shrink this year; Aer Lingus pilots threaten industrial action; ‘sexy’ TDs; and the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic.

# detention - Monday 30 May, 2011

Prisons' Inspector criticises procedures for investigating prisoner deaths

Judge Michael Reilly says that investigations into the deaths of prisoners do not meet the standards of international best practice and lack consistency across the country’s 14 prisons.

# detention - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Ireland failing to meet human rights obligations in prison system: IHRC

The Irish Human Rights Commission has presented a report to the UN Committee Against Torture condemning Ireland’s penal policy and detention conditions.