Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT Submissions

IPRT submission to the Joint Committee on Justice on the General Scheme of the Irish Prison Service Bill

13th September 2023

IPRT welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Joint Committee on Justice on the General Scheme of the Irish Prison Service Bill 2023.

IPRT Submission on the Review of Ireland’s Civil Legal Aid Scheme

10th February 2023

IPRT welcomes the opportunity to make a short submission to the Review Group examining Ireland’s Civil Legal Aid Scheme. IPRT makes four recommendations.

IPRT Submission to the Department of Justice Consultation on diversion for young adults 18-24

18th January 2023

IPRT appreciates the opportunity to make this submission to the Department of Justice, as part of its public consultation on the topic of diversion paths for young adults aged 18–24. The Department’s...

IPRT Submission to the Department of Justice on the Review of the Prison Visiting Committees

22nd August 2022

The IPRT submission to the review makes eight overarching recommendations for reform.

IPRT Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

15th August 2022

This IPRT submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child makes 22 recommendations relating to child justice and children with a family member in prison in Ireland.

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 36 recommendations on the Draft General Scheme of the Bill.

IPRT appears before Joint Committee on Disability Matters

23rd June 2022

IPRT Executive Director Saoirse Brady and Senior Policy and Research Officer Sarahjane McCreery appeared before the 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.

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