News & Press Releases

Doubling up in cells is an ineffective and short-term response to overcrowding 3rd May 2019

IPRT repsonse to reports of recategorisation of single cells to deal with overcrowding. Read more

The Irish Times: ‘Prisoner numbers in highly successful rehabilitation scheme cut by half’ 29th April 2019

The Irish Times reported on the drop in numbers being admitted to the Community Return Programme, with comment from IPRT’s Fíona Ní Chinnéide. Read more

IPRT response to actions taken by the IPS in relation to deaths in custody 24th April 2019

The Irish Examiner has today reported on the Irish Prison Service’s response to reports of inaccurate record-keeping in cases of deaths in custody. Read more

Publication of the Seventh Report of the Implementation Oversight Group 19th April 2019

The Seventh Report of the Implementation Oversight Group to the Minister for Justice and Equality has been published by the Department of Justice. Read more

IPRT announces appointment of new Executive Director 10th April 2019

The Board of IPRT welcomes the appointment of Fíona Ní Chinnéide as the new Executive Director of IPRT. Read more

Guest blog for the Howard League for Penal Reform 4th April 2019

Authors of IPRT's 'Care and Justice' report, Dr Nicola Carr and Dr Paula Mayock, wrote a guest blog for the Howard League for Penal Reform's blog on ending the criminalisation of children in residential care. Read more

'SPACE I' Annual Penal Statistics: Prison Populations 2018 2nd April 2019

The Council of Europe has published 'SPACE I' Annual Penal Statistics: Prison Populations 2018 report. Read more

IPRT welcomes the launch of two significant youth justice reform initiatives 27th March 2019

The Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, today launched the ‘GYDP Action Research Project’ and the ‘Making it Count’ study. Read more

Chronic issues in Ireland's female prisons demand urgent government action on community-based alternatives - IPRT 13th March 2019

ADVISORY: IPRT responds to the publication of the Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2017 for the Dóchas Centre and Limerick Prison, calling on the Government to deliver on previous policy commitments to improve responses to women in prison. Read more

Visiting Committee Annual Reports 2017 11th March 2019

IPRT notes the publication of the 2017 annual reports from the Visiting Committees for each of Ireland's prisons. Read more

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