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Round Up: Oberstown Review 19th September 2016

A round-up of IPRT statements and comments in the media on the announcement of a review of Oberstown Children Detention Campus by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone. Read more

Oberstown Management and Trade Unions must resolve issues urgently to ensure duty of care to children is not undermined 30th August 2016

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has today called on the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Oberstown Management and trade unions to resolve the industrial relations issues immediately in order to ensure that their collective duty to the children in their care is fulfilled. Read more

IPRT Statement on Ongoing Industrial Action at Oberstown 29th August 2016

IPRT is extremely concerned about the reports of continued industrial action at Oberstown Child Detention School, today 29 August 2016, particularly reports that children have been confined to their bedrooms from 8am to 4pm today. Read more

Now Recruiting: Senior Research and Policy Project Manager 14th August 2016

IPRT wishes to recruit a Senior Research and Policy Project Manager on a fixed-term contract of three years. The post-holder will have very well developed skills and experience in both research programme delivery and planning including management of interns and project management. Read more

Cork Alliance Centre: Conference on Desistance from Crime 27th July 2016

The Cork Alliance Centre will host a conference on the theme of ‘Narrowing the Disconnect – the Ethics of Supporting Desistance from Crime’ this autumn. Read more

Centre for Mental Health (UK) publish report 'Traumatic brain injury and offending: an economic analysis' 21st July 2016

In its report, the Centre for Mental Health (UK) explores the consequences of traumatic brain injury, along with its links to crime and offending. Read more

Irish Prison Service releases Annual Report 2015 21st July 2016

The Irish Prison Service has released its 2015 Annual Report. Included are statistics relating to the profile of the prison population in Ireland along with a progress report on its Strategic Plan (2013-2015). Read more

Irish Prison Service publishes Strategic Plan 2016-2018 20th July 2016

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has published its strategic plan for the next three years to provide a safer prison community, dignity of care, and rehabilitation to prisoners. Read more

Slopping out ended in Cork Prison 18th July 2016

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD performed the official opening of the new Cork Prison today. Read more

IPRT Statement: Our commitment to full transparency and accountability 7th July 2016

In light of recent revelations relating to the abuse of charitable funds and lack of governance in a high profile case, IPRT would like to take this opportunity to state that we strive to apply the highest standards of governance in our work Read more