IPRT in the News

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

Irish Times: Sharp increase in Irish prison population 6th August 2018

The Irish Times has published an article and an editorial detailing the sharp increase in Ireland’s prison population in 2018, following years of decline and stability. Read more

Newstalk: Time for change? Women and mothers in the Irish prison system 13th July 2018

Newstalk's Simon Tierney reports from the Dóchas Centre on the issues facing women and mothers in prison in Ireland. Read more

‘Unacceptable’ conditions for mentally ill prisoners 11th July 2018

IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone speaks to Irish Legal News in response to an Irish Times article reporting on conditions for mentally ill prisoners. Read more

Electronic Monitoring of Sex Offenders Post-Release 8th June 2018

The Government has approved draft legislation, which would provide for the electronic tagging of sex offenders after they have been released from prison. Read more

Report on Penal Reform and Sentencing 10th May 2018

Many of the issues raised by IPRT during our hearing before the Committee are included in the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on Penal Reform and Sentencing. Read more

Immigration Detention: Nasc Report Reveals Flaws in Ireland's Immigration System 13th March 2018

Nasc has launched a new report on Tuesday 13th March 2018, ahead of plans for a new immigration detention centre in Dublin Airport. Read more

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