It feels a little bit like our voices are starting to be listened to.
The words of Carlow mother Kathleen Chada as the new Parole act comes into effect increasing the time a life-sentence prisoner has to serve before being considered for parole from 7 to 12 years. (More on that here).
Kathleen’s two sons Eoghan and Ruairi were killed by their father Sanjeev in 2013 – he is currently serving a life sentence.
She told KCLR Live she thinks he should never be released from prison but acknowledged this change is a step in the right direction.
Hear her conversation with our Brian Redmond in full here: