Government needed to close suspended sentences loophole

Several prisoners have sought release since last Tuesday's High Court ruling

24th April, 2016
The High Court in Dublin Pic: RollingNews.ie

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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