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Elections 2016

In advance of the 2011 general election, IPRT called on all parties to commit to a broad programme of evidence-led proposals, leading towards a more effective and a more humane penal system.

In advance of the 2016 general election, IPRT once again put forward our 10 priorities for a fairer and more effective penal system. We analysed party manifestos as they were made public. We continue to track policy debates around crime and punishment, benchmarking these against policies and innovations demonstrated to be effective.

All of IPRT's policy proposals are backed up by solid evidence and research, presented across a series of Position Papers and Briefings and Submissions published on this website. For more details, please contact Fíona on 087-1812990 or communications@iprt.ie 

10 Penal Policy Directions 2016-2021 PDF documents

Smart Justice, Safer Communities Read more

5 Key Recommendations for the next Programme for Government

Here we detail IPRT’s FIVE priorities which we believe should be included in a new programme for government. Read more

Party manifesto analysis: Labour

IPRT examines the positions of the main political parties on crime and punishment issues as set out in the party manifestos. Read more

Party manifesto analysis: Fine Gael

IPRT examines the positions of the main political parties on crime and punishment issues as set out in the party manifestos. Read more

Are we 10 steps closer to better and safer communities?

In Feb 2011, IPRT put together a top 10 list of steps that could and should be taken to address what was then an ailing, overcrowded prison system. Where are we 5 years on? Read more

Party manifesto analysis: Green Party

IPRT examines the positions of the main political parties on crime and punishment issues as set out in the party manifestos. Read more

Party manifesto analysis: People Before Profit Alliance

IPRT examines the positions of the main political parties on crime and punishment issues as set out in the party manifestos. Read more

Party manifesto analysis: Fianna Fáil

IPRT examines the positions of the main political parties on crime and punishment issues as set out in the party manifestos. Read more

Party manifesto analysis: Sinn Féin

IPRT examines the positions of the main political parties on crime and punishment issues as set out in the party manifestos. Read more