August 2018 Archives (IPRT in the News)

6th August 2018

The Irish Times: Sharp increase in Irish prison population

The Irish Times has published an article and an editorial detailing the sharp increase in Ireland’s prison population in 2018, following years of decline and stability. Read more

7th August 2018

Irish Examiner: 'Inmate deaths lead to call for culture change'

The Irish Examiner has reported on concerns highlighted by two previous prison inspectors around the accuracy of records being kept by prison officers. Read more

8th August 2018

OpEd: Ireland has not ratified a protocol to prevent torture in places of detention

An OpEd by IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone in The Irish Times discusses Ireland’s failure to ratify OPCAT. Read more

11th August 2018

Letter: Minister Zappone should publish Oberstown report

IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone penned a letter to the Editor of The Irish Times, calling on the Minister to publish the Operational Review of Oberstown. Read more

29th August 2018

Social enterprise café to employ ex-offenders

The Irish Prison Service is conducting a market sounding exercise in order to assess the level of interest and engagement from suitable operators for a proposed café facility in Dublin. Read more

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