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Findings of Mountjoy Visiting Committee Report of serious concern 17th January 2018

The Irish Penal Reform Trust notes the publication of 14 reports from the visiting committees for each of Ireland’s prisons. Read more

Oireachtas Seminar: PIPS and OPCAT 13th December 2017

Senator Ivana Bacik hosted IPRT for an All Party Penal Reform Group Briefing Seminar Wednesday 13th December 2017. Read more

In Memorium: Judge Michael Reilly 28th November 2017

IPRT marks the anniversary of the passing of the late Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly. Read more

Press Release: IPRT highlights urgency to address concerns identified in prison report 27th November 2017

IPRT responds to the publication of the 2015/2016 Annual Report of the Office of the Inspector of Prisons. Read more

Publication of Fourth Report of the Implementation Oversight Group 10th November 2017

The 'Fourth Report of the Implementation Oversight Group' has been published by the Department of Justice. Read more

IPRT calls on Government to introduce legal framework regarding single separation for children 7th November 2017

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has called on the Government to introduce a legal framework governing the holding of children in single separation. IPRT made the call in light of a High Court judgement delivered today (06.11.17) in a case taken by four young males against Oberstown Children Detention… Read more

Progress in the Penal System: A framework for penal reform (2017) 24th October 2017

The 'PIPS' report is the first in a series of three annual reports providing a comprehensive report on human rights and best practice in Ireland’s penal system. Read more

Community Service in Ireland: A qualitative exploration of one alternative to short-term imprisonment 11th October 2017

This discussion paper is based on the qualitative findings of employment-based PhD research completed by Dr Kate O'Hara. Read more

IPRT event highlights employer experience of hiring ex-offenders 26th September 2017

Media advisory: Irish employers are missing out on a wealth of untapped potential, talent and skills if they exclude people with convictions from interview lists. Read more

High Court Judgement on 'Slopping Out' 14th September 2017

A significant court judgment in relation to prison conditions was delivered in the High Court yesterday (Wed 13th Sept 2017). Read more