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Round-up: Prison Culture Report 6th November 2015

Deirdre Malone, Executive Director of IPRT, responded to media requests for a comment on the Prison Culture Report published by the Office of the Inspector of Prisons. Read more

RTÉ Late Debate: Crime & Punishment 16th October 2015

Yesterday evening, RTÉ's 'The Late Debate' discussed crime and punishment, with particular focus on bail. Read more

Pat Kenny Show: Oberstown detention facility 12th August 2015

IPRT's Deirdre Malone spoke to Newstalk FM's The Pat Kenny Show about children in detention in Ireland. Read more

Round Up: Incident in Cloverhill Prison 4th August 2015

Media coverage of issues and concerns raised by an incident which took place in Cloverhill Prison, 29 July 2015. Read more

Irish Times: New bail legislation 23rd July 2015

New legislation says judges must give reason for releasing suspects on bail. Read more

Irish Times: Bill aims to wipe the slate clean on certain convictions 6th July 2015

Chairperson of IPRT, Prof Michael O'Flaherty, on spent convictions as a human rights issue. Read more

Roundup: Young adults aged 18-24 in the Criminal Justice System 14th May 2015

Media coverage of a new IPRT report 'Turnaround Youth: Young Adults (18-24) in the Criminal Justice System ~ the case for a distinct approach' launched on 12th May 2015. Read more

Morning Ireland: Criticism of delays in progress of Oberstown 26th March 2015

Why has it taken so long to end the detention of under 18s in adult prisons? Read more

Irish Examiner: 9,000 jailed for not paying a fine 16th February 2015

There were almost 9,000 committals to prison in 2014 for failure to pay court-ordered fine. Read more

RTÉ Six One News: Drug use and violence in the Irish prison system 6th February 2015

Speaking to RTÉ's 'Six One' news programme, IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone highlights the crucial need for the government to divert resources to the provision of enhanced drug-treatment and prevention programmes in prisons. Read more