IPRT in the News

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

Social enterprise café to employ ex-offenders 29th August 2018

The Irish Prison Service is conducting a market sounding exercise in order to assess the level of interest and engagement from suitable operators for a proposed café facility in Dublin. Read more

Letter: Minister Zappone should publish Oberstown report 11th August 2018

IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone penned a letter to the Editor of The Irish Times, calling on the Minister to publish the Operational Review of Oberstown. Read more

OpEd: Ireland has not ratified a protocol to prevent torture in places of detention 8th August 2018

An OpEd by IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone in The Irish Times discusses Ireland’s failure to ratify OPCAT. Read more

Irish Examiner: 'Inmate deaths lead to call for culture change' 7th August 2018

The Irish Examiner has reported on concerns highlighted by two previous prison inspectors around the accuracy of records being kept by prison officers. Read more


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