10th November 2021
This submission invites the Department to closely consider the key findings and recommendations of IPRT’s 'Piecing It Together: Supporting Children and Families with a Family Member in Prison in Ireland' report before finalising the State Report.
5th November 2021
IPRT welcomes the Irish Prison Service (IPS) decision to review and update the Prison Rules 2007, and particularly welcomes the public consultation held in respect of this review.
14th October 2021
The IPRT co-chaired Action for Children and Families of Prisoners network made a submission to the consultation on the review of the Prison Rules 2007, with a specific focus on sections that relate to the work of the network.
7th October 2021
IPRT was one of the civil society organisations chosen to make a statement at the pre-session meeting of Ireland’s UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 7th October 2021.
14th July 2021
IPRT welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the public consultation of the National Anti-Racism Committee on the development of a new National Action Plan Against Racism, making seven core recommendations for change.
6th April 2021
This submission outlines gaps in the State's Initial Report under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and makes recommendations for strengthening the State's Initial Report. This submission draws heavily on the findings of IPRT's 'Making Rights Real' report.
25th March 2021
The IPRT submission to the UN UPR focuses on the protection and promotion of human rights in Irish prisons and Oberstown Child Detention Campus. The submission also examines rights issues arising from Covid-19 and related restrictions.
2nd March 2021
IPRT welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Probation Service on its upcoming Strategy.
20th November 2020
IPRT welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the open consultation on the Department of Justice Strategy Statement.
9th November 2020
IPRT's submission argues that the current spent convictions regime is too narrow and lacks proportionality. Core to the spirit of rehabilitation is the principle that any person who has demonstrated their commitment to move on from offending through the completion of a conviction-free period should be able to benefit.