January 2012 Archives (News & Press Releases)

4th January 2012

Juvenile detention centre plans shelved

Plans to build the new detention centre for teenage boys at Oberstown, Lusk, Co Dublin have been shelved due to a lack of funding, according to Minister Shatter. Read more

11th January 2012

Government Legislation Programme - January 2012

The Government’s Legislative Programme for the Spring Session 2012 has been announced. The Spent Convictions Bill is included in the A-list; Inspection of Places of Detention Bill included in C-list. Read more

12th January 2012

DIARY NOTICE: 'The Vicious Circle of Social Exclusion and Crime'

On Thursday, 2nd February 2012 from 3.30-5.30pm in the Carmelite Community Centre, Dublin 2, the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) and the Community Platform will co-host a seminar examining the impact of increasing levels of social exclusion on crime, and how the problem of crime disproportionately impacts on marginalised communities. Read more

17th January 2012

Limerick Prison: Action Plan on Serious Deficiencies in Conditions and Regimes must be met, states IPRT

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) welcomes the publication of the Inspector of Prisons’ 'Report on an Inspection of Limerick Prison', 'First follow up Report on Limerick Prison' and 'Action plan for IOP Limerick Report', published today (17 January 2012). Read more

19th January 2012

Law Reform Commission: Consultation Paper on Mandatory Sentences

The Law Reform Commission has today published a Consultation Paper on Mandatory Sentences. Read more

23rd January 2012

Government receives “fail grade” for inaction on commitment to end imprisonment of children in Ireland

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) today welcomed the publication of the Children’s Rights Alliance Report Card 2012. Read more

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