IPRT in the News

Round Up: Unseen Unheard Report Event Launch 7th September 2017

Yesterday, Dr. Fiona Donson and Dr. Aisling Parkes, in collaboration with IPRT and the Children’s Rights Alliance launched a document ‘Principles of Action for Children with a Parent in Prison.’ The event Unseen Unheard was organised by the School of Law, University College Cork and hosted by the Irish Human… Read more

Roundup: UN Committee against Torture’s Concluding Observations on Ireland 14th August 2017

Read media coverage of the UN Committee against Torture's Concluding Observations, published on Friday 11th August 2017. Read more

The Irish Times: Children’s Ombudsman calls for alternative to youth detention 14th August 2017

An article by Fiona Gartland in The Irish Times on the second day of the ‘Parnell Summer School 2017’ - the theme of which was Crime, Punishment and Justice. Read more

Round-up: Second Periodic Review of Ireland under the UNCAT 28th July 2017

Read media coverage of Ireland's Second Periodic Review under the United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which takes place on 27th and 28th July 2017 in Geneva. Read more

Newstalk, Séan Moncrieff Show: Mental Health Issues in Irish Prisons 25th July 2017

Ahead of Ireland's Ireland’s second examination under the UN Convention against Torture, IPRT Acting Executive Director Fíona Ní Chinneide spoke to Séan Moncrieff on the topic of mental health issues in Irish prisons. Read more

The Irish Examiner: UN body told of failings in the oversight of Irish prisons 21st July 2017

An article by Cormac O’Keeffe in The Irish Examiner on how the United Nations Committee against Torture (UNCAT) has been told of failings in oversight, in the investigation of complaints, of ill treatment and of concerns about prison healthcare in Irish prisons. Read more

The Irish Times: '421 people committed to prison in 2016 on immigration-related issues' 20th July 2017

Article by Kitty Holland on holding immigration detainees alongside sentenced prisoners. Read more

Irish Legal News: Penal reform group welcomes recommendations on drug decriminalisation and spent convictions 18th July 2017

IPRT has welcomed the National Drugs Strategy’s recommendation that the Government consider decriminalisation of minor drug possession and review spent convictions legislation. Read more

The Irish Times: Judge calls for law on parents of young offenders to be abolished 10th July 2017

Article on how encouraging the engagement of parents is generally more effective than criminalisation, in terms of parental supervision orders. Read more

thejournal.ie: Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact 9th July 2017

A recent amendment to prison rules looks at the “meaningful human contact” prisoners get when out of their cells. Read more


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