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December 2016 Archives (News & Press Releases)

1st December 2016

IPRT welcomes Dáil debate on prolonged solitary confinement

A Private Member’s Bill introduced by Clare Daly TD, the Prisons (Solitary Confinement) (Amendment) Bill 2016 was debated in the Dáil on 1st December 2016. IPRT strongly welcomes the attention that is being paid to this serious issue. Read more

8th December 2016

Bail (Amendment) Bill 2016

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald brought the Bail (Amendment) Bill 2016 to cabinet on 6th December 2016. Read more

19th December 2016

The Detail.TV: Concerns raised over scale of prison deaths across the island of Ireland

In TheDetail.TV and The Irish Times, articles by Claire Smyth raise concerns over the scale of prison deaths across the island of Ireland. Read more

21st December 2016

Progress Report on Youth Justice Action Plan published

On 14th December 2016, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone TD and the Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, David Stanton TD published Tackling Youth Crime, Youth Justice Action Plan 2014-2018 - Progress Report 2014/2015. Read more

23rd December 2016

Temporary release from prison at Christmas

Christmas is one of the most difficult times of year for prisoners and their families. Read more

IPRT welcomes deferral of industrial action at Oberstown

ADVISORY: IPRT welcomes the announcement that the scheduled industrial action at Oberstown Children Detention School Campus, due to begin on 3rd January 2017, has been deferred. Read more

24th December 2016

Season's Greetings from IPRT

Thank you for your support in 2016. See you in 2017, when 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

29th December 2016

Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016 Published

On 29 December 2016, the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., published the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016. Read more