IPRT in the News

Cancellation of ‘super-prison’ plans welcomed by IPRT 16th January 2019

IPRT has welcomed the cancelling of 'super-prison' plans for Thornton hall, stating that the news demonstrates positive progress in Irish penal policy over the last 10 years. Read more

The Irish Times: Hundreds forced to sleep on prison floors each month 5th December 2018

The Irish Times reports on numbers being forced to sleep on prison floors due to overcrowding. Read more

Newstalk: Minister launches preliminary investigation into allegations of covert surveillance 23rd November 2018

IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone speaks to Newstalk Breakfast, responding to the Minister for Justice and Equality launching an investigation into serious allegations of alleged covert surveillance of prisons and prisoner transport. Read more

Law Seminar: Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT 12th November 2018 YouTube

The Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Criminal Bar Association co-hosted a seminar on 'Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT' on Monday 12th November 2018 in the Ormond Meeting Rooms. Read more

RTÉ: Decision to withhold publication of a key review of operations at Oberstown 11th November 2018

RTÉ Radio One ‘This Week’ report on the decision to withhold publication an Operational Review of Oberstown Detention Campus conducted in 2016/17. Read more

Newstalk: 'Mary and the Joy' 4th November 2018

Newstalk documentary 'Mary and the Joy' features IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone discussing the importance of relationship-based care in Irish prisons. Read more

Round Up: Progressing inside? Ireland’s prison system in 2018 26th October 2018

IPRT hosted 'Progressing inside? Ireland’s prison system in 2018' on 26 October 2018 in the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Central to the seminar was the launch of the second annual 'Progress in the Penal System' report. Read more

Irish Examiner: Improvements at youth detention facility welcomed but ‘more effort needed’ 11th October 2018

Noel Baker reports on the publication of the HIQA unannounced inspection report on Oberstown Children Detention Campus. Read more

Irish Examiner: Letters from victim's families show 'enormous pain and suffering' 5th October 2018

Cormac O'Keeffe reports on the Parole Board Annual Report for 2017. Read more

The Detail: Call for independent inquiry after 206 prisoner deaths in 12 years 27th September 2018

IPRT calls for the Irish Prison Service to publish regular reports into deaths and incidents of near-deaths, self-harm, violence and assaults in prisons. Read more

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