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The Irish Penal Reform Trust hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Prison Law Seminar Series, launches of new publications, and an Annual Lecture and Open Forum.

Presentations and papers delivered at previous events are available here.

Community Service as an Alternative to Imprisonment in Ireland 11th October 2017

This event takes place 4.30pm-6pm, on Wednesday 11th October 2017, in the CCJ Jury Room. Read more

October event: Progress in the Penal System (PIPS) 1st October 2017

In October 2017, IPRT will launch a new report - 'Progress in the Penal System' (PIPS). Read more

IPRT Seminar: Working with Conviction 26th September 2017

This event will take place 11am-1pm, Tuesday 26th September 2017 in the Chester Beatty Library. Read more

IPRT 2017 AGM 21st September 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Penal Reform Trust will take place on Thursday 21st September 2017. Read more

Principles of Action for Children with a Parent in Prison: Document Launch 6th September 2017

This ‘Principles of Action for Children with a Parent in Prison’ document is based on a project initiative undertaken by Dr. Fiona Donson, Dr. Aisling Parkes, School of Law, University College Cork, the Children’s Rights Alliance and IPRT. Read more

Event Update: Advancing the Rights and Needs of Children with a Parent in Prison 6th September 2017

Event 'Unseen, Unheard', took place on Wednesday 6th September 2017. Read more

'Disorder Contained': Smock Alley Theatre 12th-14th July 2017 12th July 2017

A new play exploring the devastating effect of solitary confinement, 'Disorder Contained: a theatrical examination of madness, prison and solitary confinement'. Read more

'Humans Sharing Spaces': The Irish Prison Service National Prison Creative Arts Exhibition 2017 10th March 2017

'Humans Sharing Spaces' is the Irish Prison Service National Prison Creative Arts Exhibition for 2017. It takes place in CHQ Dublin from 10th - 26th March, in partnership with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Read more

Facing Forward: Open meeting on restorative justice 11th November 2016

Facing Forward will host an open meeting on the use of Restorative Justice in Ireland. The meeting will be opened by Justice Mary Ellen Ring in the Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 8. The meeting is open to all and tea and coffee will be provided from 6.30pm prior to… Read more

All Party Penal Reform Group Briefing Seminar 6th October 2016

Senator Ivana Bacik hosted the first All Party Penal Reform Group Briefing Seminar of the 32nd Dáil and the 25th Seanad on Thursday 6th October 2016 in the AV Room, Leinster House. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan TD introduced a draft Private Member's Bill entitled ‘Parole Bill 2016’ before the Dáil and… Read more

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