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'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'
# Neurorehabilitation
# Neurorehabilitation

'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'

Mar 7th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,742 Views 7 Comments

Neuro-rehabilitation services are needed by people living with MS, Parkinson’s disease and acquired brain injuries.

Lynn Ruane: Drug courts are not the solution to Ireland's drug problem
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

Lynn Ruane: Drug courts are not the solution to Ireland's drug problem

Dec 15th 2019, 8:30 PM 15,066 Views 43 Comments

We cannot have a National Drug Strategy that prefers the drug court to a health-focused approach.

How Ireland deals with sex offenders after they're released from prison
# Prevention
# Prevention

How Ireland deals with sex offenders after they're released from prison

Aug 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 52,241 Views 51 Comments

Experts in the area say their work can face strong opposition from the public but it is vital to ensure offenders do not harm anyone else.

Lynn Ruane: People with a criminal record for minor offences deserve a second chance
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lynn Ruane: People with a criminal record for minor offences deserve a second chance

Jan 13th 2019, 8:50 PM 24,359 Views 55 Comments

Convictions for minor offences can hold people back from accessing employment and education long after they have completed their rehabilitation, writes Lynn Ruane.

'We need to use every avenue possible to help ex-offenders find gainful employment'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'We need to use every avenue possible to help ex-offenders find gainful employment'

Jul 30th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,734 Views 31 Comments

Those seeking to begin a new life after a criminal conviction regularly discover that the obstacles to entering the labour market are simply too great to overcome, writes Vivian Geiran and Michael Donnellan.

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'
# Column
# Column

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'

Jun 24th 2018, 6:15 AM 16,842 Views 20 Comments

I think some people baulk a little when they hear reports of major improvements being made to prison conditions, and of resources being spent on education and training, writes Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme

Feb 24th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,755 Views 6 Comments

The woman stole the funds from a financial services firm to help keep her ill husband’s business afloat.

'My father was scared I'd blow myself up': Chess and therapy for ex-jihadists at Syria rehab centre
# Deradicalisation
# Deradicalisation

'My father was scared I'd blow myself up': Chess and therapy for ex-jihadists at Syria rehab centre

Dec 17th 2017, 12:00 PM 10,587 Views 31 Comments

The rehab centre in Marea opened in October this year to help ex-jihaists reintegrate into society.

'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating
# Embrace Farm
# Embrace Farm

'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating

Nov 18th 2017, 7:30 AM 21,080 Views 21 Comments

Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.

Cara Delevingne accuses Harvey Weinstein of trying to bring her into a threesome as allegations mount up
# Allegations
# Allegations

Cara Delevingne accuses Harvey Weinstein of trying to bring her into a threesome as allegations mount up

Oct 12th 2017, 7:47 AM 41,784 Views 127 Comments

The English actress claims the incident happened after she met Weinstein to discuss a part in a hotel lobby.

Stephen Ireland offered new deal by Stoke as he continues rehabilitation
# Chance
From The42
# Chance

Stephen Ireland offered new deal by Stoke as he continues rehabilitation

May 26th 2017, 12:02 PM 11,607 Views 7 Comments

The midfielder has been out of action since suffering a double leg break last year.

An accident left Pádraig in a coma - now he can 'talk' to his family
# Brain Injury
# Brain Injury

An accident left Pádraig in a coma - now he can 'talk' to his family

Dec 16th 2015, 6:04 AM 27,053 Views 8 Comments

Pádraig has been moved from Hamburg back to Ireland.

Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them
# Education
# Education

Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them

Oct 31st 2015, 7:45 AM 8,258 Views 10 Comments

“Prison is about network-building and if those on the inside aren’t educated, this will foster more crime on the outside.”

Family of Berkeley survivor Clodagh Cogley post photos of her progress
# Balcony Collapse
# Balcony Collapse

Family of Berkeley survivor Clodagh Cogley post photos of her progress

Jul 2nd 2015, 3:52 PM 58,457 Views 27 Comments

The Trinity College student plans to return to Dublin after her treatment in San Francisco.

Intimidation and forced stripping: St Patrick's Institution will FINALLY close today
# Underage Prisoners
# Underage Prisoners

Intimidation and forced stripping: St Patrick's Institution will FINALLY close today

Mar 30th 2015, 8:17 PM 39,661 Views 86 Comments

The facility began housing underage prisoners in the 1980s, in what was supposed to be a temporary measure.

Why Norway's prison system is so successful
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

Why Norway's prison system is so successful

Dec 13th 2014, 4:30 PM 22,519 Views 62 Comments

Relatively few people in Norway go to prison, and those who do usually only go once. How does Norway do it?

Watch this adorable orphaned baby sea otter learn how to swim
# Pup 681
From The Daily Edge
# Pup 681

Watch this adorable orphaned baby sea otter learn how to swim

Nov 7th 2014, 10:41 AM 2,405 Views 2 Comments

We’re not crying. There’s dust in our eyes.

Ireland could free up 24,000 hospital beds by letting stroke patients out early
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

Ireland could free up 24,000 hospital beds by letting stroke patients out early

Sep 15th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,571 Views 19 Comments

A study published today found extra resourcing to help people get back on their feet in their own homes could also save the health system millions.

'I never thought that after 20 years addicted to drugs and alcohol I’d be graduating and drug free'
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

'I never thought that after 20 years addicted to drugs and alcohol I’d be graduating and drug free'

Aug 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 35,317 Views 12 Comments

Coolmine’s therapeutic community helps 1,000 people overcoming addiction every year and 60% of those who complete the therapy remain drug free.

Aaron McKenna: To combat crime, we must make prison softer
# Column
# Column

Aaron McKenna: To combat crime, we must make prison softer

Aug 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 117 Views 79 Comments

After taking away a person’s freedom as punishment for their crimes, we should move on to the practical question of how we can reduce their likelihood to reoffend.

Poll: Would you be willing to pay a 'treatment tax' on alcohol?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be willing to pay a 'treatment tax' on alcohol?

Aug 18th 2014, 9:30 AM 14,757 Views 67 Comments

There are calls in the UK to add a penny to price of each of unit of alcohol.

'One suicide within prison is too many'
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

'One suicide within prison is too many'

Jun 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,732 Views 27 Comments

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed
# Hope
# Hope

Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed

Jun 18th 2014, 6:46 PM 11,220 Views 13 Comments

Mark Pollock said he was told to accept his situation but since his accident he has delved into the world of robotics and is looking at finding a possible cure for spinal injury

"It's agony": Pádraig is in a coma - his family say Ireland's healthcare system has failed him
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

"It's agony": Pádraig is in a coma - his family say Ireland's healthcare system has failed him

Apr 6th 2014, 8:15 AM 53,282 Views 81 Comments

Pádraig Schaler is in a coma in a German hospital, as his family say he was not getting the care he needed in Ireland.

This picture suggests Conor McGregor's rehabilitation is going really well
# MMA
From The42
# MMA

This picture suggests Conor McGregor's rehabilitation is going really well

Mar 4th 2014, 12:44 PM 6,793 Views 4 Comments

The UFC fighter claims he is nailing it as he nears a comeback.

No Elche return as Lionel Messi still out of action
# Rehabilitation
From The42
# Rehabilitation

No Elche return as Lionel Messi still out of action

Jan 4th 2014, 1:10 PM 1,510 Views 0 Comments

The star had previously been expected to make a return in this weekend’s game.

Religious ministry defends drug rehab programme
# Victory Outreach
# Victory Outreach

Religious ministry defends drug rehab programme

Dec 17th 2013, 11:33 AM 16,115 Views 62 Comments

An RTÉ Investigations Unit look at the work of Victory Outreach will be broadcast on Prime Time tonight.

Students develop robotic arm that could make you stronger
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

Students develop robotic arm that could make you stronger

Dec 10th 2013, 4:33 PM 8,095 Views 11 Comments

The robotic arm, developed by students at the University of Pennsylvania, is designed to help both the elderly and those who need physical rehabilitation.

Derelict African skyscraper wouldn't be lost in a sci fi horror
# Ghost Skyscraper
# Ghost Skyscraper

Derelict African skyscraper wouldn't be lost in a sci fi horror

Nov 17th 2013, 5:00 PM 29,307 Views 33 Comments

Ponte City apartments were designed to be des res homes – things didn’t go as planned.

Column: Irish prisoners raising cattle for an African community feel a sense of atonement
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Irish prisoners raising cattle for an African community feel a sense of atonement

Sep 14th 2013, 7:00 PM 102 Views 16 Comments

‘Helping people to help themselves’ is our mantra at Bóthar, which is why we involve prisons, schools and community organisations in helping the world’s most vulnerable, writes Peter Ireton.

Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement
# Solitary Confinement
# Solitary Confinement

Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement

Jul 23rd 2013, 6:01 PM 5,545 Views 54 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust said today that extended periods of isolation can cause harm to prisoners’ mental health and make rehabilitation impossible.

Women prisoners line up fashion label
# Italy
# Italy

Women prisoners line up fashion label

Jun 9th 2013, 5:30 PM 8,396 Views 15 Comments

Italy’s biggest prison is launching a not-for-profit brand linked to LVMH luxury giant – and inmates get paid.

Feelgood story of the day: Shannon the otter gets released back into the wild
# Otters Gone Wild
# Otters Gone Wild

Feelgood story of the day: Shannon the otter gets released back into the wild

Aug 22nd 2012, 8:30 PM 4,202 Views 4 Comments

After 14 months, Shannon is back where she belongs. High five.

Column: You know what? Doing time does help you move on in life.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: You know what? Doing time does help you move on in life.

Aug 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 142 Views 11 Comments

There is little to recommend a spell in prison, says former trader Nick Leeson, but his jail time gave him time to tackle his mistakes – and make a better go at life when he emerged.

'Unsuitable' psychiatric hospital continuing to admit patients
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Unsuitable' psychiatric hospital continuing to admit patients

Aug 12th 2012, 12:59 PM 6,267 Views 17 Comments

A 19th century asylum in Portlaoise is continuing to admit new patients despite a national policy to shut down outdated facilities.

Government commits €50k to rehabilitate former child soldiers
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

Government commits €50k to rehabilitate former child soldiers

Jun 3rd 2012, 8:00 AM 1,884 Views 10 Comments

The Minister of State Joe Costello announced the funding on a visit to Sierra Leone yesterday.

John Lonergan: prison is not the way to deal with social welfare fraud
# Locked Up
# Locked Up

John Lonergan: prison is not the way to deal with social welfare fraud

May 24th 2012, 9:48 AM 4,114 Views 60 Comments

The former governor of Mountjoy said that prison should only be used as a last resort when somebody is a risk to society.

Mark McGovern: 'It'll be a quiet year for me'
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

Mark McGovern: 'It'll be a quiet year for me'

Nov 5th 2011, 6:52 PM 1,611 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old, who’s still recovering from the effects of the serious head injury that brought him to public attention this summer, admits he’s been left overwhelmed and “embarrassed” by the charitable support he’s received.

Column: Prisoners - pity about them?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Prisoners - pity about them?

Oct 24th 2011, 7:40 PM 147 Views 35 Comments

This week, TheJournal.ie’s regular columnist Lisa McInerney says rehabilitation and dignity for prisoners isn’t an issue for bleeding heart lefties: it’s for our own protection when they get out.

Computer errors cause 456 dangerous California prisoners to be freed
# California
# California

Computer errors cause 456 dangerous California prisoners to be freed

May 26th 2011, 3:26 PM 400 Views 0 Comments

The inspector general of California has said that hundreds of inmates deemed to be “high-risk” were mistakenly released without having to report to a parole officer because of a computer error.