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Parole Bill 2016 21st June 2016

The Parole Board is to be given statutory footing in a new Private Member's Bill brought before the Dáil this month. Read more

The Prison Ombudsman around the world 23rd May 2016

Ahead of ‘The Ombudsman Behind Bars’ conference held by the Office of the Ombudsman on the 12th May last, IPRT looked at the role of Prison Ombudsmen around the world. Read more

Round-up: 'The Ombudsman Behind Bars' 13th May 2016

Speaking at 'The Ombudsman Behind Bars' conference, Inspector of Prisons recommended that the Office of the Ombudsman should be allowed to investigate individual prisoners complaints. Read more

Irish Examiner: Court fine defaulters make up 60% of all jail cases 9th March 2016

The record number of people imprisoned in 2015 was driven by the rocketing number of people imprisoned for failing to pay a court fine. Read more

Round-up: 'Out on the Inside' - LGBT people in prison 3rd February 2016

Media coverage of IPRT report 'Out on the Inside', the first in-depth study of the experiences of LGBT people in prison in Ireland. Read more

Round-up: Commencement of Fines Legislation 13th January 2016

Deirdre Malone, Executive Director of IPRT, responded to media requests for a comment on the commencement of the Fines (Payment and Recovery) Act 2014. Read more

Irish Times: Criminologist who argued for a humane justice system 2nd January 2016

Paul O’Mahony: September 29th, 1946 - November 11th, 2015 Read more

Round-up: Securing Accountability 30th November 2015

On Friday 27th November 2015, IPRT hosted a conference entitled 'Securing Accountability - Building effective prison monitoring, inspection, and complaints systems'. Read more

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