IPRT in the News

The 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

Round Up: Abolishing Solitary Confinement in Ireland 3rd February 2018 YouTube

This event took place on Friday 2 February 2018 from 11am in the Hilton Kilmainham. Read more

Submission to the Joint Committee on Education and Skills on 'Education Inequality and Disadvantage' 1st February 2018

IPRT made a submission to the Joint Committee on Education and Skills, before appearing before the Committee on 6 February 2018. Read more

Round Up: Progress in the Penal System 17th October 2017

The launch of our 'PIPS' report took place on 24 October 2017 at 10:30am in IHREC, Green St. Read more

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