The Government Programme for National Recovery committed the new Government "to review the proposal to build a new prison at Thornton Hall and to consider alternatives, if any, to avoid the costs yet to be incurred by the State in building such a new prison". On 5 April 2011, on foot of that commitment, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D. set up this Review Group to review the need for the Thornton Hall Prison Project.

Report of the Thornton Hall Project Review Group (PDF - 869KB)