Spent convictions

Seminar to hear calls for alternative approach to young offenders

Alternative sentencing and policy approaches are needed to reduce the offending rate among young adults, the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has said.

Published 22 November 2019

Employers should be banned from discriminating against people on basis of convictions

Employment legislation should be updated to prevent discrimination against people on the basis of past convictions, an Oireachtas committee has said.

Published 12 November 2019

Expanded spent convictions regime would 'reduce reoffending and improve outcomes'

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

Bill to expand spent convictions regime approved by Senators at second stage

A draft bill to expand Ireland's spent convictions regime has passed the second stage in the Seanad with unanimous support.

Published 14 February 2019

Research into impact of minor convictions 'highlights need for expanded rehabilitation law'

New research into the experiences of people in Ireland with minor convictions highlights the need for an expanded rehabilitation law, penal reform campaigners have said.

Published 6 February 2019