11th September 2012
Guest Blog: Given the marginal impact that prison has on crime, the high rates of prisoner re-offending, and the huge costs and harm associated with incarceration, what sense does it make to call for even more?
24th May 2012
GUEST BLOG: There is reason to be optimistic about the future of Irish penal policy
21st May 2012
Guest Blog: Michelle Martyn, Research & Policy Officer with IPRT, reports on a recent event in Belfast.
3rd April 2012
GUEST BLOG: As part of a wider campaign to generate solutions to current social and economic problems in Ireland, Change Nation, an Ashoka initiative, hosted a visit by Spanish entrepreneur, Faustino Garcia Zapico on his idea of Units of Therapy and Education (UTE) and how this programme could be successfully applied in the Irish prison context.
11th January 2012
Director's Blog: While there are a lot of causes to be pessimistic about the economic situation the State is in, and the pressure on public and community services, at IPRT we are hopeful and optimistic that 2012 is going to be a historic year for turning around the Irish prison system.
12th December 2011
Director's Blog: From the mid-1990s in Ireland, being seen to be tough on crime became more important than actually focusing on what was likely to work in reducing crime, writes Liam Herrick on thejournal.ie
23rd November 2011
DIRECTOR'S BLOG: Last night, the Minister for Justice made a comprehensive statement in the Dáil about the shocking annual report of the Dóchas Centre Visiting Committee, published last Friday...
24th October 2011
DIRECTOR'S BLOG: Recent decisions demonstrate once again the difficulties surrounding Irish sentencing law in the area of mandatory sentencing.
12th October 2011
DIRECTOR'S BLOG: This morning I attended the Barnardos Presidential Debate, a fascinating and exciting morning. I went along partly to raise the issue of children still being detained in adult prison, and those children in St. Patrick's Institution also being excluded from the complaints remit of the Ombudsman for Children.
29th September 2011
Director's Blog: The intense coverage last week of the tragic execution of Troy Davis highlights once again how far apart European and American values on crime and punishment have moved.