5th August 2022
In total, the IPRT submission makes 35 recommendations on the Draft General Scheme of the Bill.
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’.
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).
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.
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.
4th March 2022
This submission discusses key rehabilitative supports, services and resources in prisons and makes 13 recommendations for change.
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).
21st January 2022
IPRT was invited by the Joint Committee on Justice to make a written submission on the topic of 'Anti-Social Behaviour'.
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.
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.