10th July 2017
Article on how encouraging the engagement of parents is generally more effective than criminalisation, in terms of parental supervision orders.
9th July 2017
A recent amendment to prison rules looks at the “meaningful human contact” prisoners get when out of their cells.
17th May 2017
Read IPRT's comments in the media on the release of the Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2016, and the reduction in prison committals.
14th May 2017
Article on imprisonment of women in Ireland by Cathal McMahon.
10th April 2017
Read IPRT’s statements and comments on the closure of St. Patrick’s Institution & the Ministerial Order ending the sentencing of children to adult prison in Ireland.
7th April 2017
On Friday 7th April 2017, Minister for Justice and Equality, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD closed St. Patrick’s Institution.
29th March 2017
On Tuesday 28th March 2017, Cabinet agreed to end the sentencing of children to adult prisons.
22nd March 2017
The Council of Europe have published their Report: SPACE I Annual Penal Statistics in Europe for 2015, containing a detailed breakdown of penological trends across Europe.
21st March 2017
An article in today's Irish Examiner by Cormac O'Keeffe on how the number of people being jailed has reached its lowest level since 2008.
15th February 2017
IPRT made a submission in advance of CEDAW on issues facing women in the Irish criminal justice system, including: too many women are sent to prison for non-violent offences (including the non-payment of fines), the failure to provide gender-specific alternatives to prison, and the lack of open prison facilities for women.