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.
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.
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.
15th July 2021
'Piecing it Together' was launched by Ombudsman for Children, Dr. Niall Muldoon, virtually on 15 July 2021.
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.
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.
16th September 2020
The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Irish Penal Reform Trust took place virtually on 16th September 2020.
14th August 2020
On 14th August, IPRT and UCC hosted the first meeting of a network designed to bring about positive sustained change for children and families affected by imprisonment. We were delighted to welcome Vice President of Children of Prisoners Europe, Rachel Brett, to speak about advocy in this area.
26th June 2020
This webinar brought together international experts and local actors with a joint focus of sharing knowledge and practice on how to build positive relationships between civil society and National Preventative Mechanisms (NPMs) under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT).
21st May 2020
IPRT Executive Director Fíona Ní Chinnéide presented at an International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) webinar on the impacts of COVID-19 in prisons in Ireland.
29th April 2020
On 29th April 2020, IPRT co-hosted an international online seminar on ‘Human Rights & Detention in the time of COVID-19: UK and Ireland’.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.