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October 2015 Archives (News & Press Releases)

13th October 2015

Recent Deaths in Custody reports by the Inspector of Prisons

The Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly has raised a number of concerns in his recently published Deaths in Custody reports. The reports, which examine the circumstances surrounding the deaths of individual prisoners, are at times seriously critical of the Irish Prison Service in relation to the level of care… Read more

14th October 2015

Budget 2016

IPRT welcomes the announcement of additional funding for the Probation Service, along with renewed commitments to eliminate slopping out in the Irish prison system. Read more

16th October 2015

RTÉ Late Debate: Crime & Punishment

Yesterday evening, RTÉ's 'The Late Debate' discussed crime and punishment, with particular focus on bail. Read more

22nd October 2015

Swift and full implementation of all HIQA recommendations at Oberstown needed

IPRT is concerned at the slow pace of progress in implementing key HIQA recommendations at the Oberstown Children Detention Schools, revealed in the Follow Up Inspection Report of the facility published today. Read more

28th October 2015

Law Seminar: Bail Reform ~ Rights and Risks

IPRT and ICBA are delighted to announce a seminar on Bail Reform on 11th of November 2015 in the Jury Assembly Room of the Criminal Courts of Justice. Read more