The Irish Penal Reform Trust hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the launches of new publications, consultations, campaign events, and our AGM.
18th October 2023
MEDIA RELEASE: Today (Wednesday 17 October 2023) politicians marked the ten-year anniversary of the publication of the Report on Penal Reform of 2013 by the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality at an event in the AV room in Leinster House. The event by the All-Party Oireachtas Group on Penal Reform, co-chaired by Labour Deputy Ivana Bacik and Fine Gael Deputy Alan Farrell, and supported by the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) invited legislators to reflect on the implementation of the recommendations of the report as well as areas of progress or regress in the penal landscape.
3rd October 2023
IPRT presented to the Joint Committee on Justice for Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Irish Prison Service Bill to discuss our submission to the Committee in relation to the Bill on Tuesday 3 October 2023 in a committee room at Leinster House.
20th September 2023
The 2023 Annual General Meeting of IPRT took place on Wednesday 20 September 2023, and the Annual Review 2022 - 2023 was launched.
26th May 2023
The launch of the sixth edition of PIPS took place on Friday 26 May 2023 in the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission offices.
2nd March 2023
On Thursday 2 March 2023, Irish Penal Reform Trust held an in-person launch event at Wood Quay Venue, Dublin for our new project on children and families of people in prison. At the event we published our latest report ‘Maternal Imprisonment in Ireland: A Scoping Study’.
6th December 2022
IPRT presented at the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Mental Health to discuss our recently published report on 'Access to Rights for People Detained in Secure Forensic Mental Health Facilities in Ireland'.
6th December 2022
IPRT’s Executive Director, Saoirse Brady, responded the research report 'Evidence Review of Community Service Policy, Practice and Structure' launched by the Irish Probation Service.
23rd November 2022
On Wednesday 23 November 2022 the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) and NIACRO came together to organise this important event, exploring the barriers for people with criminal convictions histories on the island of Ireland. Representatives from a wide range of agencies, including prison, justice, employment, and other stakeholders, explored current practices and assessed the opportunities for change in this area.
25th October 2022
On Tuesday 25 October 2022 the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) and Irish Criminal Bar Association (ICBA) held a Prison Law Seminar on the topic of Access to Rights for People Detained in Secure Forensic Mental Health Facilities in Ireland.
27th September 2022
The 93rd pre-session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for Ireland took place on 27 September 2022. The pre-session provides civil society with the opportunity to appear before the Committee...