News & Press Releases

Irish Times: Sharp increase in Irish prison population 6th August 2018

The Irish Times has published an article and an editorial detailing the sharp increase in Ireland’s prison population in 2018, following years of decline and stability. Read more

Department of Justice and Equality publishes Data and Research Strategy 2018-2020 30th July 2018

IPRT welcomes the Data and Research Strategy 2018-2020, designed to ensure better management, integration and use of knowledge by the Department and its agencies. Read more

Newstalk: Time for change? Women and mothers in the Irish prison system 13th July 2018

Newstalk's Simon Tierney reports from the Dóchas Centre on the issues facing women and mothers in prison in Ireland. Read more

Press Release: Ratification of torture prevention treaty will bolster Ireland’s position on international stage 6th July 2018

IPRT welcomes the commitment made by the Minister for Justice and Equality today (5 July) that legislation to ratify the ‘OPCAT’ will be introduced in 2018. Read more

Oberstown: Review Implementation Group reports 28th June 2018

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has published the Interim and Final Reports of the Review Implementation Group of Oberstown Children Detention Campus. Read more

Press Release: Increasing numbers in Irish prisons undermines safety and rehabilitation 26th June 2018

IPRT reacts to the publication of the 2017 Annual Reports of the Irish Prison Service and the Probation Service. Read more

NI: Inspection report on Juvenile Justice Centre 20th June 2018

The Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has published an inspection report on the Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre (JJC). Read more

Oberstown Children Detention Campus: Key characteristics of young people in detention for Q1 2018 18th June 2018

Data shows a high number of young people held on remand and a high prevalence of mental health problems. Read more

Minister for Justice publishes key prison and probation statistics for 2017 7th June 2018

IPRT welcomes the achievements highlighted by the Minister, and looks forward to the publication of the Joint Irish Prison Service / Probation Service Strategic Plan 2018-2020 and Annual Reports for 2017. Read more

IPRT Presentation to the Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care 23rd May 2018

In our appearance before the Committee, IPRT made a number of recommendations, including investment and use of prevention and early intervention supports. Read more


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