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Statement: IPRT thanks Liam Herrick for his service to IPRT and wishes him well on his new appointment

21st January 2014

20 January 2014

The Board of the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) wishes to announce that its Executive Director, Liam Herrick, will be leaving his post on the 10th of February 2014 to take up the position of Adviser to President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. We congratulate Liam on his appointment and wish him every success in the future.

Since becoming Executive Director in 2007, Liam has made an immense contribution to the development of IPRT into the organisation it is today, Ireland’s leading advocate of progressive penal reform, known for advancing evidence-based policy solutions, and with a demonstrated positive impact on Irish penal policy. Liam’s dedication and commitment to penal reform and the rights of people in the penal system will have an enduring legacy, with wider social justice benefits.

Liam Herrick will remain in post until the 10th of February 2014, after which we are pleased to announce that Fíona Ní Chinnéide, currently Campaigns and Communications Manager, will be appointed as Executive Director (Acting).

The post of Executive Director will be advertised shortly; more information is available from recruit@iprt.ie

Queries, donations and applications for membership can continue to be made to: 01-8741400 or info@iprt.ie

Media queries should continue to be made to: Fíona Ní Chinnéide at 087-1812990

The Board and staff of IPRT continue to work for our objectives of a fairer and more effective penal system. We look forward to continuing to advance IPRT’s impact on penal policy during 2014, our 20th year of action.

For more information, visit: www.iprt.ie

Notes:

Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

IPRT is Ireland's leading non-governmental organisation campaigning for the rights of everyone in prison and the progressive reform of Irish penal policy, with prison as a last resort. Established in 1994, IPRT publishes a wide range of policy positions and research documents; we campaign vigorously across a wide range of penal policy issues; and we have established IPRT as the leading independent voice in public debate on the Irish penal system.

Board and Staff of IPRT: http://www.iprt.ie/who-we-are

What IPRT has achieved: http://www.iprt.ie/achievements

For more information, please visit: www.iprt.ie

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