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Children's Rights Alliance Report Card 2018 13th February 2018

Children's Rights Alliance launch 2018 Annual Report Card on the 13th February 2018. Read more

IPRT Submissions to the Law Reform Commission 9th February 2018

IPRT made two submissions to the Law Reform Commission for their Fith Programme of Law Reform. Read more

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

Education of Children in Detention and Care – Department of Education and Skills 2013 to 2015 7th December 2017

A review of Education of Children in Detention and Care published by the Department of Education and Skills in 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

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