30th November 2022
While data on the number of people with convictions is unavailable in the Republic of Ireland, based on data available in England and Wales, we estimate that approximately 800,000 people in the Republic of Ireland have a criminal conviction(s) (with the significant majority relating to less serious offending) (UNLOCK, 2017). Information on the number of people impacted by previous convictions when accessing employment in Ireland, however, is sparse.
25th October 2022
25th October 2022 The Irish Penal Reform Trust launched an independently commissioned scoping study on access to rights for people detained in secure forensic mental health facilities in Ireland on Tuesday...
30th September 2022
The Irish Penal Reform Trust has today (Fri 30 September 2022) welcomed the Final Report and recommendations of the High Level Task Force to consider the mental health and addiction challenges of those who come into contact with the criminal justice sector.
26th September 2022
Applications are invited for the post of Communications Officer with the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT). Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 26 September 2022.
13th September 2022
As Ireland emerges from the emergency phase of the pandemic, there are many lessons for the authorities in regards the management of COVID-19 within prisons. In this briefing, IPRT makes nine recommendations for action.
8th September 2022
MEDIA RELEASE: In response to the publication of the Irish Prison Service Annual report 2021, IPRT is calling on the Minister for Justice to make immediate efforts to adequately and appropriately resource the proposed actions in the recently published Review of Policy Options for Prison and Penal Reform.