IPRT in the News

Irish Examiner: Fresh concerns about overcrowding in Irish prisons 16th July 2019

IPRT comments on the extent of prison overcrowding and reiterates the urgent need for implementation of a strategy to reduce prisoner numbers to a safe level. Read more

Round Up: Parole in the media 11th June 2019

Read about IPRT’s recent media engagements on the reform of the parole process. Read more

The Irish Times: ‘Prisoner numbers in highly successful rehabilitation scheme cut by half’ 29th April 2019

The Irish Times reported on the drop in numbers being admitted to the Community Return Programme, with comment from IPRT’s Fíona Ní Chinnéide. Read more

TheJournal.ie: ‘Almost all women in Irish prisons are there for committing petty crime’ 23rd April 2019

IPRT comment and research was featured in an in-depth focus on the challenges faced by female prisoners in Ireland. Read more

'SPACE I' Annual Penal Statistics: Prison Populations 2018 2nd April 2019

The Council of Europe has published 'SPACE I' Annual Penal Statistics: Prison Populations 2018 report. Read more

Round Up: IPRT 'Care and Justice' Report Launch 26th February 2019

On Tues 26 February IPRT published 'Care and Justice', authored by Dr Nicola Carr and Dr Paula Mayock. Read more

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


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