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4th August 2021
We have plenty of updates on issues including: our most recent report launch; a new member of the IPRT team; updates on spent convictions reform; a *new* All-Party Oireachtas Group on Penal Reform; accountability in prisons; and COVID-19.
1st April 2021
Highlights in this edition include: updates on recent events (in case you missed them), a short round-up of recent publications, our recent submissions, insights from a new 'guest corner' and more.
22nd December 2020
Highlights in this edition include: an end of year message on what we have achieved, despite the challenges we have faced; 'save the date' for the launch of PIPS 2020; details of a new project; reflections on the CPT report; update on spent convictions consultation; and some recent publications and media.
21st September 2020
Highlights in this edition include: IPRT’s achievements over the past 12 months; results of our families of prisoners survey; the first meeting of our Children and Families Network; and IPRT’s response to recent justice-related publications.
17th July 2020
Highlights in this edition include: the new Government’s commitments on penal reform, recommencement of physical visits to prisons, a blog penned by IPRT, a recent webinar on torture prevention, important publications, some of the stories you might have missed in the media, and an opportunity to influence how the criminal justice system functions.
21st May 2020
Highlights in this edition include: COVID-19 and prisons, IPRT's work on COVID-19, how you can help inform a new youth justice strategy, a recent webinar on detention monitoring, and information on a new project.
17th March 2020
Highlights in this edition include: IPRT: Business as usual; Prisons and COVID-19: Useful resources; Programme for Government 2020; and New IPRT report: Disability in Prisons in Ireland.
23rd December 2019
Highlights in this edition include: Save the Date - Disability in Detention Report Launch (15th Jan 2020); Progress of Rehabilitative Periods Bill; and Developing Youth Justice Seminar.
4th August 2019
Highlights in this edition include: Save the Date - IPRT AGM (Sept) and PIPS 2019 (Oct); Passage of Parole Bill 2016; and IPRT presents to Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on Spent Convictions.
9th April 2019
Highlights in this edition include: Appointment of new IPRT Executive Director; IPRT 'Care and Justice' Report Launch; Criminal Justice (Rehabilitative Periods) Bill 2018 [PMB]; and Publication of the 2017 Prison Visiting Committee Annual Reports.