Grant aid for overseas criminals doubled to €30k

The Department of Foreign Affairs has doubled its grant to provide assistance to convicted Irish criminals and those awaiting trial in jails overseas.

9th August, 2008

The Department of Foreign Affairs has doubled its grant to provide assistance to convicted Irish criminals and those awaiting trial in jails overseas.

Minister Micheál Martin has approved a grant of €30,000 to the ‘hardship fund’, which will go towards providing assistance and basic comforts to some of the over 800 Irish prisoners imprisoned abroad - irrespective of the nature of their conviction.

The Irish Abroad Unit of the department will provide...

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