Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT Submissions

IPRT Presentation to the Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care

23rd May 2018

In our appearance before the Committee, IPRT made a number of recommendations, including investment and use of prevention and early intervention supports.

Report on Penal Reform and Sentencing

10th May 2018

Many of the issues raised by IPRT during our hearing before the Committee are included in the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality report on Penal Reform and Sentencing.

IPRT Submission on Parole Bill 2016

10th April 2018

In February 2018, IPRT made a submission on the Parole Bill 2016, in conjunction with Dr Diarmuid Griffin

IPRT Submission to the Law Reform Commission on Suspended Sentences

6th April 2018

IPRT answers questions relating to suspended sentences posed by the Law Reform Commission in their call for submissions.

IPRT Submission to the Probation Service's Strategic Plan 2018-2020

16th February 2018

IPRT welcomes the opportunity to provide its views on the role and priorities of the Probation Service as part of the development of its Strategic Plan 2018-2020.

IPRT Submissions to the Law Reform Commission

9th February 2018

IPRT made two submissions to the Law Reform Commission for their Fifth Programme of Law Reform.

Submission to the Joint Committee on Education and Skills on 'Education Inequality and Disadvantage'

1st February 2018

IPRT made a submission to the Joint Committee on Education and Skills, before appearing before the Committee on 6 February 2018.

IPRT Submission to the UNCAT in advance of the Second Periodic Review of Ireland

24th July 2017

IPRT made a Submission to the United Nations Committee against Torture in advance of the Second Periodic Review of Ireland under the United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in June 2017.

IPRT Position on Closure of the Training Unit

27th April 2017

IPRT welcomes recent initiatives by the Irish Prison Service to better support rehabilitation of prisoners, but expresses its serious concerns at the imminent closure of the Training Unit semi-open facility on 1st May 2017.

IPRT Submission in Advance of the Examination of Ireland’s combined sixth and seventh periodic reports under CEDAW

13th February 2017

IPRT made a submission in advance of the examination of Ireland’s combined sixth and seventh periodic reports under CEDAW in January 2017.

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