News & Press Releases

Publication of the Seventh Report of the Implementation Oversight Group 19th April 2019

The Seventh Report of the Implementation Oversight Group to the Minister for Justice and Equality has been published by the Department of Justice. Read more

IPRT announces appointment of new Executive Director 10th April 2019

The Board of IPRT welcomes the appointment of Fíona Ní Chinnéide as the new Executive Director of IPRT. Read more

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

TEDx Mountjoy Prison: ‘Beyond Walls – from Custody to Community’ 2nd April 2019

The talks from the recent TEDx event at Mountjoy prison, 'Beyond Walls - from Custody to Community' have been made available online. 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

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