Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT Submissions

IPRT Submission to the Joint Committee on Justice on the General Scheme of the Inspection of Places of Detention Bill 2022

5th August 2022

In total, the IPRT submission makes 35 recommendations on the Draft General Scheme of the Bill.

IPRT appears before Joint Committee on Joint Committee on Disability Matters

23rd June 2022

IPRT Executive Director Saoirse Brady and Senior Policy and Research Officer Sarahjane McCreery appeared before Joint Committee on Joint Committee on Disability Matters as part of an examination of ‘Accessing Justice’.

Alternative Report on Ireland’s Fifth Review under ICCPR

30th May 2022

IPRT welcomed the opportunity to provide this alternative report to the UN Human Rights Committee on Ireland’s fifth review under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

IPRT Submission to Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill

22nd April 2022

IPRT welcomed the opportunity to make a brief submission to the Sub-Committee on Mental Health regarding its role in conducting Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill.

IPRT appears before Joint Committee on Justice to discuss rehabilitation within prison

29th March 2022

IPRT Senior Policy and Research Officer Sarahjane McCreery and IPRT Acting Executive Director Molly Joyce appeared before the Joint Oireachtas Committee as part of an examination of rehabilitative opportunities within the prison system.

IPRT Submission to the Joint Committee on Justice on rehabilitative opportunities within the prison system

4th March 2022

This submission discusses key rehabilitative supports, services and resources in prisons and makes 13 recommendations for change.

IPRT appears before Joint Committee on Justice to discuss Anti-Social Behaviour

22nd February 2022

IPRT Acting Executive Director Molly Joyce and Senior Policy & Research Officer Sarahjane McCreery appeared before the Joint Committee on Justice to give evidence on the topic of ’Anti-Social Behaviour’ (ASB).

IPRT Submission to the Joint Committee on Justice on Anti-Social Behaviour

21st January 2022

IPRT was invited by the Joint Committee on Justice to make a written submission on the topic of 'Anti-Social Behaviour'.

IPRT Submission on the General Scheme of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2021

21st January 2022

IPRT's brief submission on the general scheme of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2021 aims to highlight the needs of people with disabilities in prison and engaged with forensic mental health services in Ireland.

IPRT Submission to the 70th Pre-Sessional Working Group of the CESCR

7th January 2022

This is the Irish Penal Reform Trust’s first submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The submission makes the overarching point that Ireland is over-reliant on imprisonment as a response to social issues and socio-economic disadvantage.

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