On the 27th of September, CEP Secretary-General Jana Spero visited CEP member – The Probation Service in Ireland. The meeting was held at headquarters in Dublin with Mr. Mark Wilson, Director of the Probation Service, and his team: Una Doyle, Director of Effective Practice and lead for International work; Cillian Smith, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications; Fíona Ní Chinnéide, Director of Operations; Olivia Keaveney, Director of Operations; and Gerry McNally, Assistant Director and former CEP President.
Director Wilson gave a general overview of the Probation Service in Ireland. All members of the Irish team presented their work, and the team highlighted topical issues and priorities for the Probation Service in the next period. CEP SG gave an overview and vision of CEP’s work with a special focus on Expert Groups and presented CEP activities planned for 2024.