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.
15th September 2023
The 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.
4th July 2023
Oberstown has published its annual report for the year 2022. 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.
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.
30th May 2023
On 31 May 2023, an Office of the Inspector of Prisons Death in Custody Investigation Reports was published by the Department of Justice and Equality. The report is related to a death that occurred on 15 January 2022.
11th May 2023
Irish Penal Reform Trust notes the publication on 11 May 2023 by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health of the Health Needs Assessment (HNA) for the Irish Prison Service.
1st May 2023
The Prison Chaplain Annual Reports for 2021 have been published by the Irish Prison Service in May 2023. All of these reports relate to the 2021 calendar year.
29th March 2023
Details of the Prison Population Census January 2023 reports on restricted regimes and cell occupancy and in-cell sanitation released by the Irish Prison Service.
2nd March 2022
IPRT is increasingly concerned about the high number of people being held on restricted regimes, as well as the staggering number of people on 24-hour lock-up.