21st July 2017
An article by Cormac O’Keeffe in The Irish Examiner on how the United Nations Committee against Torture (UNCAT) has been told of failings in oversight, in the investigation of complaints, of ill treatment and of concerns about prison healthcare in Irish prisons.
20th July 2017
Article by Kitty Holland on holding immigration detainees alongside sentenced prisoners.
18th July 2017
IPRT has welcomed the National Drugs Strategy’s recommendation that the Government consider decriminalisation of minor drug possession and review spent convictions legislation.
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.