News & Press Releases

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

Round Up: IPRT 'Care and Justice' Report Launch 26th February 2019

On Tues 26 February IPRT published 'Care and Justice', authored by Dr Nicola Carr and Dr Paula Mayock. Read more

Care and Justice: Children and Young People in Care and Contact with the Criminal Justice System 26th February 2019

This report contains 12 recommendations on the need for reform in the area of children with care experience who come into contact with the criminal justice system. Read more

IPRT publishes report on children with care experience in criminal justice system 26th February 2019

ADVISORY: IPRT has published a report, calling for more inter-agency collaboration, sustained policy attention, and the systematic collection of data to tackle the issue of children and young people in care coming into contact with the criminal justice system. Read more

IPRT Briefing on Criminal Justice (Rehabilitative Periods) Bill 2018 [PMB] 7th February 2019

A short briefing outlining the amendments the Criminal Justice (Rehabilitative Periods) Bill 2018, if passed, would make to the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016. Read more

IPRT survey demonstrates need for expanded rehabilitation law 5th February 2019

ADVISORY: IPRT responds to the launch of the Criminal Justice (Rehabilitative Periods) Bill 2018 [PMB] by Senator Lynn Ruane. Read more

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