April 2019 Archives (News & Press Releases)

2nd April 2019

'SPACE I' Annual Penal Statistics: Prison Populations 2018

The Council of Europe has published 'SPACE I' Annual Penal Statistics: Prison Populations 2018 report. Read more

TEDx Mountjoy Prison: ‘Beyond Walls – from Custody to Community’

The talks from the recent TEDx event at Mountjoy prison, 'Beyond Walls - from Custody to Community' have been made available online. Read more

4th April 2019

Guest blog for the Howard League for Penal Reform

Authors of IPRT's 'Care and Justice' report, Dr Nicola Carr and Dr Paula Mayock, wrote a guest blog for the Howard League for Penal Reform's blog on ending the criminalisation of children in residential care. Read more

10th April 2019

IPRT announces appointment of new Executive Director

The Board of IPRT welcomes the appointment of Fíona Ní Chinnéide as the new Executive Director of IPRT. Read more

19th April 2019

Publication of the Seventh Report of the Implementation Oversight Group

The Seventh Report of the Implementation Oversight Group to the Minister for Justice and Equality has been published by the Department of Justice. Read more

24th April 2019

IPRT response to actions taken by the IPS in relation to deaths in custody

The Irish Examiner has today reported on the Irish Prison Service’s response to reports of inaccurate record-keeping in cases of deaths in custody. Read more

29th April 2019

The Irish Times: ‘Prisoner numbers in highly successful rehabilitation scheme cut by half’

The Irish Times reported on the drop in numbers being admitted to the Community Return Programme, with comment from IPRT’s Fíona Ní Chinnéide. Read more

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