Irish Penal Reform Trust

Who we are

We are an independent charity founded in 1994 by a group of citizens concerned about the abuses of human rights in Irish prisons.

IPRT is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, made up of a minimum of six members with expertise in a range of areas relevant to penal reform. The Board focuses on the broader strategic goals of the organisation, above the day-to-day work of the office. Six members of the Board are elected at the organisation’s AGM and further members may be co-opted by the Board.

IPRT is committed to ensuring that the Board is representative of Irish society, is gender-balanced and is an expert Board that includes the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully lead the organisation.

The day-to-day work of the office is currently carried out by the IPRT staff, greatly supported in our work by dedicated volunteers.

The Irish Penal Reform Trust is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital. The address of the registered office is MACRO, 1 Green Street, Dublin 7 and the CRO number is 218442. Our CHY number is 11091 and our Charities Regulatory Authority Number is 20029562.

Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.



Contact us

  • Tel: 01 874 1400
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