An expanded spent convictions scheme in Ireland would help to reduce reoffending and improve socio-economic outcomes in working class communities, an Oireachtas committee has heard.
Published 10 July 2019
A decline in the number of offenders participating in the Community Return Programme has been branded "disappointing" by penal reform campaigners.
Published 19 June 2019
Penal reform campaigners have voiced concern over a decline in the number of prisoners being admitted to a successful rehabilitation programme.
Published 29 April 2019
The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has announced the appointment of Fíona Ní Chinnéide as its new executive director.
Published 11 April 2019
New reports revealing systemic and persistent issues at Ireland's two women's prisons - including overcrowding, staffing shortages and increasing fears of homelessness on release - have prompted calls for Government action.
Published 14 March 2019
Ireland must "do better" for the small minority of children in care who come into contact with the criminal justice system, according to new research on the link between care and justice.
Published 28 February 2019