News & Press Releases

Press Release: IPRT – More training in conflict resolution needed to tackle violence in Irish prisons 19th April 2018

Prisons should be a safe place, both for prisoners and for prison officers. Read more

Summer and Autumn Internship Opportunities 6th April 2018

Applications closed on Friday 20th April 2018. Read more

Press Release: IPRT welcomes the appointment of new Inspector of Prisons 4th April 2018

Patricia Gilheaney has been announced as the new Inspector of Prisons, effective from 7 May 2018. Read more

Round-up: Council of Europe 'SPACE I' Annual Penal Statistics in Europe for 2016 20th March 2018

The Council of Europe has published 'Space I', their report on the Annual Penal Statistics in Europe for 2016. Read more

Vacancy: Funding Development Manager (half-time) 16th March 2018

IPRT is currently seeking a Funding Development Manager to lead our income generation and sustainability work. Closing 6 April 2018. Read more

Call For Submissions: Addressing the Over-Representation of Children in Care in the Criminal Justice System 16th March 2018

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has commissioned research on the over-representation of children in care or with care experience in the criminal justice system. 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

2016 Report on the Garda Diversion Programme 20th February 2018

The Department of Justice and Equality has published the 'Annual Report of the Committee Appointed to Monitor the Effectiveness of the Diversion Programme 2016' Read more

Oberstown Campus: Report Finds Supportive Education for Students 19th February 2018

Oberstown Children Detention Campus was praised in the Department of Education report for commendable student support and high quality teaching. Read more

IPRT Submission to the Probation Service's Strategic Plan 2018-2020 16th February 2018

IPRT welcomes the opportunity to provide its views on the role and priorities of the Probation Service as part of the development of its Strategic Plan 2018-2020. Read more


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