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The Irish Times: No Holding Cells for Prisoners Attending Children’s Court 31st October 2016

Prisoners who attend the Dublin District Child Care Court are being held in prison vans while waiting for their cases because there are no holding cells at the court. Read more

Round Up: Data Released on Solitary Confinement in Irish Prisons 24th October 2016

Read IPRT's latest comments in the media on data released on prolonged Solitary Confinement in Irish Prisons. Read more

Round Up: Older People in Prison Report Launch 3rd October 2016

A round up of IPRT's latest statements and press releases in light of the launch of our latest report, 'In Here Time Stands Still: The Rights, Needs and Experiences of Older People in Prison'. Read more

Round Up: Oberstown Review 19th September 2016

A round-up of IPRT statements and comments in the media on the announcement of a review of Oberstown Children Detention Campus by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone. Read more

The Irish Times: Life Sentences and Parole Reform 6th September 2016

Read IPRT's latest comments in the media on sentencing for murder along with new information concerning the parole process. Read more

Round Up: Oberstown Industrial Dispute 31st August 2016

A round-up of IPRT's statements and comments in the media on the ongoing Oberstown industrial dispute, including Monday's incident in which a member of the emergency staff was injured and a number of residents escaped confinement. Read more

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

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