November 2015 Archives (News & Press Releases)

3rd November 2015

IPRT calls for “swift and decisive action” on implementing recommendations of Prison Culture Report

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has called for “swift and decisive action” on implementation of the recommendations included in the Prison Culture Report, published today, to address the critical issues identified. Read more

9th November 2015

Prisoner death underlines need for single cell occupancy and risk assessment to ensure prisoner safety

MEDIA ADVISORY: Single cell occupancy must be the norm and not a privilege, and adequate risk assessment must be conducted by prison management before accommodating prisoners in shared cells, the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has stated today. Read more

13th November 2015

In Memoriam: Dr Paul O'Mahony

It is with deep regret that IPRT marks the passing of Dr Paul O'Mahony, a central figure in the founding and development of the Irish Penal Reform Trust. Read more

17th November 2015


The sixth report on places of detention in Ireland from the CPT, published today (Tuesday 17th November 2015) presents another indictment of a prison system that is struggling to meet its duty of care in terms of healthcare, mental health care, and ensuring prisoner safety. Read more

CPT Report: Summary of Critical Issues

Summary of critical issues detailed in the sixth report on places of detention in Ireland from the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Degrading Treatment (CPT), which was published today. Read more

27th November 2015

IPRT Conference: Securing Accountability

Ensuring Ireland both meets and exceeds our obligations to protect human rights behind prison walls. Read more

28th November 2015

ADVISORY: Effective external oversight of prison system is crucial

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT), Ireland’s leading penal reform organisation, held a major conference on the need for rigorous and effective external oversight of the Irish prison system on Fri 27 Nov 2015. Read more

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