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March 2011 Archives (News & Press Releases)

4th March 2011

IPRT Invitation to Tender: Fundraising Consultant (part-time)

IPRT has issued an invitation to tender for the development of a revised IPRT Fundraising Strategy and in the implementation of that strategy, contributing towards enhancing IPRT’s fundraising capacity. Read more

7th March 2011

New Programme for Government offers framework for tackling problems in penal system

Ireland’s leading penal reform campaign organisation has today welcomed the significant proposals for reform in the areas of sentencing and prison policy included in the Programme for Government, 'Government for National Recovery 2011 - 2016'. Read more

14th March 2011

IHRC publishes its Report to UN Universal Periodic Review

The Irish Human Rights Commission has published its submission to the 'Twelfth Session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Ireland'. Human rights issues affecting prisons and prisoners receive particular mention. Read more

21st March 2011

Community Service Bill back in Dáil: Second Stage

The Criminal Justice (Community Service)(Amendment)(No. 2) Bill 2011 is tabled for consideration by the Dáil on Thurs, 24th March. IPRT has previously welcomed this new legislation which brings our vision of a penal system where imprisonment is used only as a last resort closer to reality. Read more