Irish Penal Reform Trust

Events

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.

All-Party Oireachtas Group on Penal Reform meeting on women in prison

6th July 2022

The third meeting of the All-Party Oireachtas Group on Penal Reform took place on Wednesday 6 July 2022 in the AV Room of Leinster House. The focus of the meeting was the imprisonment of women.

IPRT response at webinar: Judicial Discretion and the Justice & Welfare Dichotomy

23rd May 2022

IPRT Executive Director Saoirse Brady was a panel respondent at this important Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and the Children’s Rights Alliance webinar.

Round-up: The rights, needs and experiences of foreign national and minority ethnic groups in the Irish penal system

27th April 2022

We launched “Sometimes I’m missing the words”: The rights, needs and experiences of foreign national and minority ethnic groups in the Irish penal system at a well-attended online event on Wednesday 27 April 2022.

Round-up: Launch of Progress in the Penal System 2021

7th February 2022

The launch of the fifth edition of PIPS took place on Monday 7th February 2022 via Zoom.

Developing Sentencing Guidelines for Ireland: The Principles and Purposes of Sentencing

21st October 2021

This IPRT and ICBA Prison Law Seminar took place online on Thursday 21st October 2021, with the keynote address delivered by The Hon. Ms. Justice Iseult O'Malley.

IPRT information meeting on the review of the Prison Rules

13th September 2021

IPRT hosted an informal online meeting on Monday 13th September to discuss the scope of the review of the Prison Rules, key areas for reform, and how to make effective submissions.

Round up: Launch of Piecing It Together: Supporting Children and Families with a Family Member in Prison

15th July 2021

'Piecing it Together' was launched by Ombudsman for Children, Dr. Niall Muldoon, virtually on 15 July 2021.

Prison Law Seminar: The Prison Rules

25th February 2021

The Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Criminal Bar Association hosted a seminar on The Prison Rules: Current Impact and Opportunities for Reform online on Thursday 25th February 2021 at 4pm, via Zoom. 

Round-up: Launch of Progress in the Penal System 2020: Making Progress in a Pandemic?

27th January 2021

Progress in the Penal System (PIPS) 2020, the fourth annual edition of a report assessing progress in Ireland's penal system, was launched at an online event on Tuesday 26th January 2021.

IPRT 2020 AGM and Members' Event

16th September 2020

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Irish Penal Reform Trust took place virtually on 16th September 2020.

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