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.

Save the date: Children and Families Project Launch

2nd February 2023

Save the date: The Irish Penal Reform Trust is holding a launch event for our new project on children and families of people in prison. At the event we will also be publishing our latest report ‘A Scoping Study on Maternal Imprisonment in Ireland’. The event will take place at Wood Quay Venue, Thursday 2 March 2023 at 10am.

Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Mental Health to discuss report on Forensic Mental Health

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'.

IPRT response at webinar: Evidence Review of Community Service Policy, Practice and Structure

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.

Round-up: A Knowledge Exchange Seminar on Living with Conviction

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.

Round-up: Access to Rights for People Detained in Secure Forensic Mental Health Facilities in Ireland

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.

IPRT attendance at 93rd pre-session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

7th September 2022

The 93rd pre-session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for Ireland took place on 7th September 2022. The pre-session provides civil society with the opportunity to appear before the Committee...

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.

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