23rd June 2022
[IPRT Executive Director Saoirse Brady. Photo: Oireachtas TV.]
IPRT Executive Director Saoirse Brady and Senior Policy and Research Officer Sarahjane McCreery appeared before the Joint Committee on Disability Matters on 23 June as part of an examination of ‘Accessing Justice’.
In our brief opening statement, we focused on three key issues:
Our recommendations for the Committee were as follows:
IPRT’s Opening Statement can be read here.
A transcript of the discussion will be linked here when it is available on the Oireachtas website.
A video of the Committee meeting is available online here, with IPRT appearing from 00:14:00. Questions from Committee members commence at 00:19:40.
The Opening Statements of the other witnesses before the Committee are available on the Oireachtas website here.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.