Irish Penal Reform Trust

As Ireland emerges from the emergency phase of the pandemic, IPRT has put together a briefing containing the key lessons that should be learned from the COVID-19 response in prisons. Read the briefing.

The Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2021 has been published by Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD. Read our response.

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has welcomed the Penal Policy Review and associated Action Plan approved by Cabinet. It represents a comprehensive and ambitious roadmap to transform the entire penal system. Read more here

IPRT has welcomed the clear focus by the UN Human Rights Committee on issues pertaining to people deprived of their liberty in its Concluding Observations on Ireland's fifth review under ICCPR. Read our response.

IPRT launched “Sometimes I’m missing the words”: The rights, needs and experiences of foreign national and minority ethnic groups in the Irish penal system online on Wednesday 27 April 2022. Read the report here.

The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented national public health situation for all society, including the prison community. Resources, international perspectives, and updates from IPRT are gathered here.

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