News & Press Releases

Youth Justice: ‘Designing Effective Local Responses to Youth Crime’ 14th July 2009

The Irish Youth Justice Service (IYJS) has published a new report ‘Designing Effective Local Responses to Youth Crime: A baseline analysis of the Garda Youth Diversion Projects’. Read more

Alliance of Groups Opposed to the Criminal Justice Bill Grows 8th July 2009

Opposition to the Government’s latest criminal justice legislative proposals continues to grow. Read more

New report proposes far-reaching changes in how justice system treats debtors 6th July 2009

FLAC recently published a new report which proposes far-reaching changes in how the justice system treats debtors. Read more

Poverty of Imagination: Government stumbles blindly towards penal expansion 24th June 2009

Thornton Hall to go ahead despite overwhelming evidence that ‘super-prisons’ do not work. Read more

Decision Time: penal expansion or penal moderation? 23rd June 2009

Ireland must make a political and social choice regarding the numbers we want to send to prison - this was the message conveyed at the Open Forum event hosted by IPRT on 18th June 2009... Read more

IPRT welcomes new report on children and juvenile justice 22nd June 2009

IPRT today welcomed the publication of “Children and Juvenile Justice: Proposals for Improvements” by Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights. Read more

High Court upholds constitutional challenge to imprisonment for debt. 19th June 2009

IPRT welcomes the High Court ruling upholding a constitutional challenge regarding imprisonment of individuals unable to pay their debts. Read more

Director's Blog: Crisis, what crisis? 12th June 2009

IPRT Executive Director, Liam Herrick, comments on the Minister's response to overcrowding in Mountjoy Prison... Read more

IPRT publishes Position Paper on Mandatory Sentencing 28th May 2009

IPRT today published a Position Paper setting out its position on Mandatory and Presumptive Sentencing. Read more

IPRT accepting Internship Applications from 15th June 2009 28th May 2009

IPRT is delighted to announce that we will shortly be accepting applications from those interested in doing internships with the organisation. Read more


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