May 2011 Archives (News & Press Releases)

6th May 2011

Media overview: Irish Prison Officers Association Conference 2011

The 2011 conference of the Irish Prison Officers Association included addresses by Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, and Prison Officers Association President, Stephen Delaney. Read more

10th May 2011

PUBLIC FORUM: Breaking the Record - Spent Convictions & Discrimination

IPRT hosted Bobby Cummines OBE, Chief Executive of UNLOCK, the National Association of Reformed Offenders (UK) on Tuesday 10th May, 2011 for a series of events focusing on obstacles experienced by those with a criminal record who wish to move on from their offending past. Read more

11th May 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY: Fair and effective Spent Convictions legislation is crucial to allow Individuals a “second chance” to get on with their lives

Press Release on 'Breaking the Record' our public forum on Spent Convictions legislation, which was held in Pearse St. Library yesterday. Read more

12th May 2011

What's working for Children? Prevention and early intervention highlighted at Conference

Speakers at the 'What's Working for Children' conference have emphasised that early intervention and evidence-based programmes are key to improving outcomes for at-risk children, saving money for the taxpayer in the longer term. Read more

16th May 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY: Inhuman and Degrading Treatment in Ireland comes under UN Spotlight

This Friday, 20 May 2011, IPRT and ICCL will launch the 'Joint Shadow Report to the First Periodic Review of Ireland under the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment'. Read more

20th May 2011

Rights Groups Tell UN of Ireland's "Failure" to Combat Inhuman and Degrading Treatment

Top United Nations experts will today (Friday 20 May 2011) hear directly from Irish human rights groups concerned about the State’s track record in preventing inhuman and degrading treatment. Read more

26th May 2011

LIVE broadcast: Ireland's First Periodic Review under UNCAT

Ireland’s examination by the UN Committee against Torture took place on Mon 23 May Tues 24 May. Both sessions were broadcast live online. Read more

30th May 2011

IPRT welcomes more robust enforcement role for Inspector of Prisons

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has strongly welcomed the statement by the Inspector of Prisons that he is to take on a more robust enforcement role with regard to inadequacies in the prison system which is contained in his Annual Report 2010, published today Read more

31st May 2011

Media digest: Inspector of Prisons' Annual Report 2010

digestFollowing the publication on Monday 30th May, 2011 of the Annual Report 2010 of the Office of the Inspector of Prisons, a number of media outlets highlighted some of his serious concerns. Read more

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