December 2015 Archives (News & Press Releases)

1st December 2015

Community Service Orders as Alternatives to Short Prison Sentences in Ireland

Kate O’Hara our Irish Research Council Employment Based Postgraduate Scholar recently published some of her research findings on sentencing patterns in Irish courts in the Irish Probation Journal. Read more

3rd December 2015

Irish Civil Service Awards showcase staff excellence & innovation in Justice & Equality sector

The Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards ceremony took place at Dublin Castle. It showcased staff excellence & innovation in Justice & Equality sector. Read more

IPRT welcomes publication of Prisons Bill 2015

IPRT welcomes the publication by Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD of the Prisons Bill 2015, which will provide for the complete closing of St Patrick’s Institution. Read more

7th December 2015

Government progress on closure of St Patrick’s Institution must be matched by commitments to end detention of children in Wheatfield

IPRT strongly welcomes the publication by Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD of the Prisons Bill 2015, which will provide for the closure of St Patrick’s Institution. This concrete progress by Government on ending the detention of children in St Patrick’s Institution comes after decades of inaction by… Read more

16th December 2015

Legislation to close St Patrick's passes all stages in Oireachtas

IPRT celebrates the completion of all stages of the Prisons Bill 2015 in the Oireachtas, a critical final step on the long path ending the practice of detaining children in St Patrick's Institution. Read more

21st December 2015

Season's Greetings from IPRT

IPRT would like to thank everyone for their support in 2015. In 2016, IPRT will continue to work towards progressive reform of the penal system, in which humans rights are respected and imprisonment is used only as a last resort. Read more

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