July 2017 Archives (IPRT in the News)

9th July 2017

thejournal.ie: Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact

A recent amendment to prison rules looks at the “meaningful human contact” prisoners get when out of their cells. Read more

10th July 2017

The Irish Times: Judge calls for law on parents of young offenders to be abolished

Article on how encouraging the engagement of parents is generally more effective than criminalisation, in terms of parental supervision orders. Read more

18th July 2017

Irish Legal News: Penal reform group welcomes recommendations on drug decriminalisation and spent convictions

IPRT has welcomed the National Drugs Strategy’s recommendation that the Government consider decriminalisation of minor drug possession and review spent convictions legislation. Read more

20th July 2017

The Irish Times: '421 people committed to prison in 2016 on immigration-related issues'

Article by Kitty Holland on holding immigration detainees alongside sentenced prisoners. Read more

21st July 2017

The Irish Examiner: UN body told of failings in the oversight of Irish prisons

An article by Cormac O’Keeffe in The Irish Examiner on how the United Nations Committee against Torture (UNCAT) has been told of failings in oversight, in the investigation of complaints, of ill treatment and of concerns about prison healthcare in Irish prisons. Read more

25th July 2017

Newstalk, Séan Moncrieff Show: Mental Health Issues in Irish Prisons

Ahead of Ireland's Ireland’s second examination under the UN Convention against Torture, IPRT Acting Executive Director Fíona Ní Chinneide spoke to Séan Moncrieff on the topic of mental health issues in Irish prisons. Read more

28th July 2017

Round-up: Second Periodic Review of Ireland under the UNCAT

Read media coverage of Ireland's Second Periodic Review under the United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which takes place on 27th and 28th July 2017 in Geneva. Read more

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