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July 2015 Archives (News & Press Releases)

6th July 2015

Justice Committee invites submissions on drug policy review

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality is inviting public submissions on its drug policy review. Read more

Drugs in prison: What do I need to know?

Information and services related to drug use and addiction support in Irish prisons. Read more

13th July 2015

Courts Service Annual Report for 2014: update on fines

On launching the report, Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, said that the ICT changes required for commencement of the Fines (Payment and Recovery) Act 2014 will be completed in autumn 2015. Read more

14th July 2015

Heads of Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill published

IPRT welcomes the forthcoming implementation of the EU Victims’ Rights Directive, which must take place by 16th November 2015, as a positive change to the Irish law as it currently stands. Read more

21st July 2015

IPRT welcomes passing of Children (Amendment) Bill 2015

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) welcomes the passage today of the Children (Amendment) Bill 2015 as another important step towards ending the detention of children in adult prisons in Ireland. Read more

23rd July 2015

New Bail Bill: initial observations

The heads and general scheme of a new Bail Bill have been published today by the Minister for Justice and Equality. Read more

29th July 2015

Incident at Cloverhill Prison [updated]

IPRT is highly concerned at reports of a serious incident at Cloverhill Prison on Wed 29 July 2015. Read more