Government needed to close suspended sentences loophole
Several prisoners have sought release since last Tuesday's High Court ruling
Emergency legislation to close the legal loophole governing the activation of suspended sentences can not be passed until a new government is formed.
The delay in finalising the Taoiseach’s 11 appointees to the Seanad, which may require cross party support in a minority government, will also slow down progress on the issue, according to a political source.
Several prisoners, including a man involved in an attempted armed robbery, have sought release since last Tuesday’s...
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