News & Press Releases

2016 Report on the Garda Diversion Programme 20th February 2018

The Department of Justice and Equality has published the 'Annual Report of the Committee Appointed to Monitor the Effectiveness of the Diversion Programme 2016' Read more

Oberstown Campus: Report Finds Supportive Education for Students 19th February 2018

Oberstown Children Detention Campus was praised in the Department of Education report for commendable student support and high quality teaching. Read more

IPRT Submission to the Probation Service's Strategic Plan 2018-2020 16th February 2018

IPRT welcomes the opportunity to provide its views on the role and priorities of the Probation Service as part of the development of its Strategic Plan 2018-2020. Read more

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


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