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Round Up: IPRT 'Care and Justice' Report Launch

26th February 2019

On Tues 26 February IPRT published 'Care and Justice', authored by Dr Nicola Carr and Dr Paula Mayock.

Cancellation of ‘super-prison’ plans welcomed by IPRT

16th January 2019

IPRT has welcomed the cancelling of 'super-prison' plans for Thornton hall, stating that the news demonstrates positive progress in Irish penal policy over the last 10 years.

The Irish Times: Hundreds forced to sleep on prison floors each month

5th December 2018

The Irish Times reports on numbers being forced to sleep on prison floors due to overcrowding.

Newstalk: Minister launches preliminary investigation into allegations of covert surveillance

23rd November 2018

IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone speaks to Newstalk Breakfast, responding to the Minister for Justice and Equality launching an investigation into serious allegations of alleged covert surveillance of prisons and prisoner transport.

Law Seminar: Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT

12th November 2018

The Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Criminal Bar Association co-hosted a seminar on 'Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT' on Monday 12th November 2018 in the Ormond Meeting Rooms.

RTÉ: Decision to withhold publication of a key review of operations at Oberstown

11th November 2018

RTÉ Radio One ‘This Week’ report on the decision to withhold publication an Operational Review of Oberstown Detention Campus conducted in 2016/17.

Newstalk: 'Mary and the Joy'

4th November 2018

Newstalk documentary 'Mary and the Joy' features IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone discussing the importance of relationship-based care in Irish prisons.

Round Up: Progressing inside? Ireland’s prison system in 2018

26th October 2018

IPRT hosted 'Progressing inside? Ireland’s prison system in 2018' on 26 October 2018 in the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Central to the seminar was the launch of the second annual 'Progress in the Penal System' report.

Irish Examiner: Improvements at youth detention facility welcomed but ‘more effort needed’

11th October 2018

Noel Baker reports on the publication of the HIQA unannounced inspection report on Oberstown Children Detention Campus.

Irish Examiner: Letters from victim's families show 'enormous pain and suffering'

5th October 2018

Cormac O'Keeffe reports on the Parole Board Annual Report for 2017.

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