24th February 2021
A report in the Irish Times notes that an online Facebook group for prison officers contains racist and anti-Traveller material. The report details a number of concerning posts that have recently appeared on the group.
22nd February 2021
Justice Plan 2021 is the first of a series of annual plans which the Minister will introduce to drive reforms across the Justice Sector. Each year, the Plan will be updated with new actions and timelines for delivery. IPRT welcomes this transparency.
21st February 2021
In recent weeks, opinion articles on knife crime by Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD and Neale Richmond TD were published in The Irish Sun and thejournal.ie, respectively.
27th January 2021
Progress in the Penal System (PIPS) 2020, the fourth annual edition of a report assessing progress in Ireland's penal system, was launched at an online event on Tuesday 26th January 2021.
26th January 2021
The fourth edition of Progress in the Penal System necessarily took a different approach than in previous years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
18th January 2021
Common issues echoed across various Visiting Committee annual reports for 2019 include: overcrowding, the use and impact of restricted regimes, visiting, the closure of schools/workshops due to staffing levels, and concerning levels of unmet mental health needs across the prison estate.