News & Press Releases

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

Report on Penal Reform and Sentencing 10th May 2018

Many of the issues raised by IPRT during our hearing before the Committee are included in the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on Penal Reform and Sentencing. Read more

Delay in Publication of Prison Census Reports 27th April 2018

An error in the collection of data in Mountjoy Prison resulted in a delay of 3 months in the publication of census reports. Read more

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


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