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'A fantastic idea' - Prisoners to be trained to retrofit homes under new pilot project

A pilot programme which will train prisoners to retrofit homes gets under way today.   Prisoner...

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13.40 26 Feb 2024


'A fantastic idea' - Prisoners to be trained to retrofit homes under new pilot project


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13.40 26 Feb 2024


A pilot programme which will train prisoners to retrofit homes gets under way today.  

Prisoners close to release can undergo training in the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise and Wheatfield Prison in west Dublin.  

It is hoped this retrofitting scheme will help reduce the risk of re-offending.  

Andrea was joined by Damien Quinn, a lecturer, community worker and founder of Galway-based social project Spéire Nua and other listeners to discuss...


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