The Irish Penal Reform Trust is an independent NGO that works to improve the Irish penal system through advocacy, lobbying, reports, studies, and public awareness… Read More »The Irish Penal Reform trust and the elephant in the room
Gender Recognition (Amendment) (Prisons) Bill 2023 New Bill aims to amend the GRA 2015 and stop males being housed in Irish women’s prisons The Bill… Read More »Historic Bill Drafted by Laoise De Brún BL
The Countess published our first policy paper on 16th June 2023, titled “Gender and Sex in Irish Prisons”. This is the culmination of 3 years… Read More »The Countess: Sex and Gender In Irish Prisons 2023 – Policy Paper
Amending the Gender Recognition Act 2015 to Protect Women Following the chaos surrounding Scotland’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which ultimately contributed to the resignation of… Read More »Is It Time for an Irish Gender Recognition Reform Bill?
In his latest article for The Countess, prison consultant Gearóid Ó Loingsigh reviews a report published recently by the Inspector of Prisons announcing plans to… Read More »Irish Prison Service Procedures In Breach Of UN Rules
In his latest article for The Countess, Gearóid Ó Loingsigh examines the OIP’s (Office of the Inspectorate of Prisons) latest report into conditions in Limerick… Read More »Limerick Prison: The Rights of Female Prisoners
The danger of trans-identified male prisoners being housed in women’s prisons has been highlighted recently in the UK, with the Judicial Review Case brought by… Read More »Green Light Given To Allow Men in Women’s Prisons
The Countess, along with forty-two other groups and forty-one individuals representing ten countries has joined the Women’s Liberation Front in calling for an end to… Read More »Signatory to WoLF Submission to UN Gender Consultation