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.
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.
8th February 2017
IPRT focussed on the issues of Prisons, Penal Policy and Sentencing when it presented to the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday 8th February 2017.
30th January 2017
IPRT submitted a paper to the Department of Justice & Equality to inform discussions around ways to progress the ratification of OPCAT and the establishment of an NPM.
16th December 2016
IPRT has made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.
18th November 2016
IPRT made a Preliminary Submission to the IPS Working Group on Life-Sentenced Prisoners, informed by feedback received from life-sentenced prisoners at seminars held by IPRT in Midlands, Portlaoise, Mountjoy Prisons and the Training Unit over 2015 and 2016.
13th September 2016
IPRT made a submission as NGO Stakeholder to the Department of Justice and Equality in relation to the Statement of Strategy 2016-2019.
20th January 2016
IPRT has updated its submission, including suggested amendments, on the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012.
22nd September 2015
IPRT made a submission to the Oireachtas Justice Committee in August 2015, published here.
21st September 2015
The IPRT submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review highlights issues relating to the Irish State’s promotion and protection of human rights in prisons and places of detention.