21st December 2015
IPRT would like to thank everyone for their support in 2015. In 2016, IPRT will continue to work towards progressive reform of the penal system, in which humans rights are respected and imprisonment is used only as a last resort.
7th December 2015
IPRT strongly welcomes the publication by Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD of the Prisons Bill 2015, which will provide for the closure of St Patrick’s Institution. This concrete progress by Government on ending the detention of children in St Patrick’s Institution comes after decades of inaction by previous Governments on one of Ireland’s most serious human rights breaches.
3rd December 2015
IPRT welcomes the publication by Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD of the Prisons Bill 2015, which will provide for the complete closing of St Patrick’s Institution.
1st December 2015
Kate O’Hara our Irish Research Council Employment Based Postgraduate Scholar recently published some of her research findings on sentencing patterns in Irish courts in the Irish Probation Journal.