2nd June 2008
A Position Paper setting out IPRT's position on Thornton Hall.
11th November 2015
A Position Paper outlining the legal framework governing bail in Ireland, the rights of people detained on remand, and proposals for reform.
16th February 2010
A Position Paper which makes the case for an increased use of community-based sanctions in Ireland to replace the use of imprisonment, which is proven to be costly and ineffective.
21st September 2009
A Position Paper setting out IPRT's vision for a penal system where imprisonment is used only as a last resort.
14th September 2010
A Position Paper developed by IPRT, Barnardos and IAYPIC (now EPIC) which raises awareness of the interconnections between child policy, penal policy and wider social policy.
22nd September 2009
A Position Paper setting out the main issues relating to planning for the future of the prison system including the size of the prison population.
20th November 2008
A Position Paper setting out IPRT's position on the proposal of a Spent Convictions Bill.
2nd February 2012
An IPRT Position Paper, 'The Vicious Circle of Social Exclusion and Crime: Ireland’s Disproportionate Punishment of the Poor', focusing on the unequal approaches to criminal justice in Ireland.
22nd October 2012
A Position Paper which outlines IPRT recommendations for reform of prisoner early release mechanisms.
5th November 2009
A Position Paper setting out the main issues relating to the monitoring and inspection of places of detention, and the need for independent external mechanisms for review of prisoners' complaints.
20th September 2009
A position paper outlining IPRT's core principle that human rights must be respected within the penal system.
5th December 2013
Towards a non-custodial approach