Reports on Irish prisons are gathered in this section, along with prison standards and other relevant reports.
Inspection reports of the Children Detention Schools, which are carried out by HIQA, are available in the youth justice section.
For reports on Irish prisons carried out by international monitoring bodies (CPT, UN CAT, etc.) please see Human Rights reports.
21st February 2024
The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published an inspection report on Oberstown Children Detention Campus for an inspection that took place across three days between 12 and 14 September 2023.
26th January 2024
On 26 January 2024, an Office of the Inspector of Prisons Death in Custody Investigation Report was published by the Department of Justice and Equality. The report is related to a death that occurred on 2 October 2021 while the individual (Mr. G, 2021) was in custody at Cork Prison.
23rd October 2023
IPRT welcome the publication of the July 2023 Prison Population Census reports on restricted regimes and cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation , which were published by the Irish Prison Service in...
19th October 2023
MEDIA RELEASE: The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is today calling for increased use of community-based alternatives to prison, a reversal of plans to increase prison spaces, and amendments to existing legislation to ensure that imprisonment is a sanction of last resort. These calls come in response to yesterday’s (18 October 2023) publication of the Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2022 and today’s (19 October 2023) publication of The Probation Service Annual Report 2022 by the Minister for Justice.
18th October 2023
The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has published the Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2022. The report features statistics relating to the profile of the prison population in Ireland.
13th October 2023
The Minister for Justice published the Office of the Inspector of Prisons (OIP) Annual Report 2022 on 13 October 2023.
15th September 2023
Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) welcomes the publication of the Parole Board's Annual Report 2021-2022.
24th July 2023
IPRT welcome the publication of the April 2023 Prison Population Census reports on restricted regimes and cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation, which were published by the Irish Prison Service at the end of July.
23rd June 2023
Launch of a Thematic Inspection on Education & Work Training: Wheatfield Prison, Mountjoy Men’s Prison & Arbour Hill Prison (April-June 2022) on 23 June 2023.
21st June 2023
A short overview of the publication on 21 June 2023 by the Department of Justice of the 2021 Annual Reports from the Visiting Committees for each of Ireland’s prisons.