This Position Paper outlines the legal framework governing bail in Ireland, the case for bail supports, the rights of people detained on remand, and proposals for reform.
It should be read in tandem with the IPRT Submission on General Scheme of the Bail Bill 2015, available here.
Download IPRT Position Paper 11: Bail and Remand here.
The Position Paper is informed by evidence gathered by researcher Jane Mulcahy for the EU Project 'Practice of Pre-Trial Detention: Monitoring Alternative and Judicial Decision Making' coordinated by Fair Trials International, on which IPRT is partner. The National Report on Ireland will be made available shortly.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.