11th July 2022
Oberstown has published its annual report for the year 2021. The report outlines a number of key developments made in providing care for young people in custody, in addition to progression pathways for those leaving the facility.
5th July 2022
Consideration and questioning of Ireland by the UN Human Rights Committee under ICCPR took place on 4-5 July 2020. Here, we summarise the main questioning relating to penal reform.
3rd July 2022
MEDIA RELEASE: IPRT will ask the UN Human Rights Committee to question State officials on how Ireland is meeting its human rights obligations to people in prison, as part of the State’s fifth review under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
24th June 2022
IPRT statement on the publication of the General Scheme of the Inspection of Places of Detention Bill by the Minister for Justice on 24 June 2022.
23rd June 2022
Researchers at the University of Limerick have published Irish Travellers’ Access to Justice, examining the relationship between Travellers and the Irish criminal justice system. The report explored perceptions and experiences of Travellers within the criminal justice system and identified key barriers to engagement between the Travelling Community, An Garda Siochana and members of the Judiciary.
21st June 2022
CSO reoffending data show that almost 62.3% of people released from prison in 2016 re-offended within three years of their release. The data indicates that 44.6% of people released from prison in 2019 reoffended in the year following their release.
15th June 2022
The Department of Justice is currently inviting tenders for research on ‘An exploration of the use of short custodial sentences and community service orders as part of the review of the Criminal Justice (Community Service) (Amendment) Act 2011’. The closing date is 5pm on Wednesday 6th July.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.