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Oireachtas Seminars

Hosted by Senator Ivana Bacik, and initiated with the help of IPRT, the All-Party Group on Penal Reform: Briefing Seminar Series is a series of informal briefings on topical issues for interested members of the Oireachtas and their staff.These seminars provide an opportunity for members of all parties to engage directly with leading experts in the field in private session, focusing on current priorities for penal reform.

Seanad Debate on Penal Reform 5th November 2014

IPRT welcomed the Seanad Private Member's Motion calling on the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline her proposals for reform of penal policy in the context of the recommendations of (1) Report on Penal Reform by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality and (2) the Strategic… Read more

Breakfast Briefing on Penal Reform 28th June 2012

IPRT’s Breakfast Briefing on Penal Reform took place at Buswell’s Hotel on Thursday, 28th June, 2012. The materials can be downloaded here. Read more

Oireachtas Seminar on St Patrick's Institution 15th November 2011

The seventh seminar for the All Party Oireachtas Penal Reform Group of TDs and Senators focused on the incarceration of children in St Patrick’s Institution. Read more

Oireachtas Seminar on Spent Convictions 10th May 2011

The sixth seminar for the All Party Oireachtas Penal Reform Group of TDs and Senators, and the first of the new Dáil session, focused on Spent Convictions legislation. Read more

Oireachtas Seminar on Smart Investment (Budget 2011) 2nd December 2010 Word documents

The fifth seminar for the All Party Oireachtas Penal Reform Group of TDs and Senators focused on 'Smart Investment and the Crime Dimension to Budget 2011’. Read more

Oireachtas Seminar on Reintegration of Offenders 2nd June 2010

A summary of IPRT's Oireachtas Seminar dealing with Spent Convictions, and other critical supports of the reintegration of offenders. Read more

Oireachtas Seminar on Community Sanctions 31st March 2010 Word documents PDF documents

Dr Mairead Seymour and Prof Ian O'Donnell on the need for the proper resourcing of community sanctions. Read more

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