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IPRT to participate in Annual Trinty College Law Reform Debate

6th February 2007

IPRT Executive Director Rick Lines will be among the participants in the annual Law Reform Debate of the Dublin University Law Society. The motion of this year's debate is "This House Believes that Prison Works" and will examine the need for reform in Ireland's prison system.

The debate will be chaired by former Taoiseach, Dr Garret Fitzgerald and it is hoped that Minister for Justice, Mr. Michael McDowell will open the debate by putting forward his proposed reforms to Ireland's prison system. Other confirmed speakers include John Lonergan, Governor of Mountjoy Prison, John Clinton of the Prison Officers Association, Professor Ivana Bacik, Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin and Paul Anthony McDermott, Barrister-at-law, author and lecturer.

The debate is scheduled to take place on February 6th 2007 in the Graduates Memorial Building of Trinity College Dublin at 7.30 pm.

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