IPRT in the News

Irish Examiner: 9,000 jailed for not paying a fine 16th February 2015

There were almost 9,000 committals to prison in 2014 for failure to pay court-ordered fine. Read more

RTÉ Six One News: Drug use and violence in the Irish prison system 6th February 2015

Speaking to RTÉ's 'Six One' news programme, IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone highlights the crucial need for the government to divert resources to the provision of enhanced drug-treatment and prevention programmes in prisons. Read more

thejournal: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable. 19th December 2014

Prison is an environment and regime which is wholly inappropriate for the detention of children. Young people have the highest rates of reoffending, but they also have the greatest capacity for change – scientific evidence proves this. Read more

Roundup: Children's Rights Behind Bars 12th December 2014

IPRT launched a new report on monitoring mechanisms in places where children are detained on 11th December 2014. This formed part of an EC-funded project. Read more

Letter to Ed: Penal Reform Trust needs to include ex-prisoners, not exclude them 5th November 2014

The Board of the Irish Penal Reform Trust writes to express our serious and collective concern in respect to s.55 Charities Act 2009. On October 15, 2014, the board lost an esteemed colleague, forced to resign due to the commencement of this section. Read more

Reactions: Inspector of Prisons' Annual Report for 2013-14 10th October 2014

Media coverage of issues and concerns raised by Inspector of Prisons in his Annual Report for 2013-2014, published yesterday by the Minister for Justice & Equality. Read more

Roundup: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 15th July 2014

This week, Fourth Periodic Examination of Ireland by the UN Human Rights Committee of the ICCPR discussed Ireland’s human rights record in relation to prisoners. Read more

Roundup: IPRT Report on Travellers in the Irish prison system 19th May 2014

IPRT launched a new report Travellers in the Irish Prison System: A qualitative Study on 19th May 2014. Read more

Report on the Death of Gary Douch 1st May 2014

IPRT statements & other media reactions to the publishing of the report, 7 years and 9 months after his death in Mountjoy Prison. Read more

Irish Examiner: Principle at stake in prison tapes revelations is 'legal privilege' 5th April 2014

Writing in the 'Irish Examiner', IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone underlines the importance of the protection of communication between lawyer and client from disclosure. Read more


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