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Irish Examiner: Covid-19 has ‘compounded’ mental health issues for prisoners

19th March 2021

IPRT comment featured in reporting by the Irish Examiner on parliamentary questions relating to mental health and addiction services in prisons.

In the news: Vaccination of prisoners

9th March 2021

IPRT comment featured in print and broadcast media following confirmation from the Department of Health that all prisoners would be vaccinated as part of group nine in the Vaccine Allocation Strategy.

Round-up: Launch of Progress in the Penal System 2020: Making Progress in a Pandemic?

27th January 2021

Progress in the Penal System (PIPS) 2020, the fourth annual edition of a report assessing progress in Ireland's penal system, was launched at an online event on Tuesday 26th January 2021.

OpEd: State must stop using prison to fill gaps in care for women and girls on the margins

26th January 2021

The Irish Independent has published an opinion article by IPRT Executive Director Fíona Ní Chinnéide discussing Ireland’s overreliance on imprisonment as a response to marginalised women.

Round-up: CPT Report 2020

25th November 2020

A summary of IPRT's presence in the media following our response to the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Degrading Treatment (CPT) seventh report on Ireland.

IPRT featured in radio piece shortlisted for Headline Award

16th November 2020

A student exploration of mental illness and disability in the prison system in Ireland, featuring IPRT, has been shortlisted for the Headline Student Journalist Award 2020.

In the news: IPRT submission on spent convictions

9th November 2020

A summary of IPRT's presence in the media following our submission to the Department of Justice on the open consultation on spent convictions policy.

In the news: IPRT response to briefing on cocooning prisoners

30th July 2020

A summary of IPRT's presence in the media following the publication of a briefing on the journals of people cocooning in Irish prisons. The project was a collaboration between this Office of the Inspector of Prisons and Maynooth University Department of Law.

In the news: IPRT response to plans to recommence physical prison visits

24th June 2020

A summary of IPRT's presence in the media following the announcement of plans to gradually recommence physical visits to prisons in Ireland.

Round-up: Disability in Prison Report Launch 2020

16th January 2020

IPRT launched 'Making Rights Real for People with Disabilities in Prison' on 15th January 2020 in the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

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