Events

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.

Strengthening Accountability Behind Bars: Prisoner Rights and Prisoner Complaints 30th March 2012

SEMINAR & LAUNCH: On Friday 30th March, 2012 the Northern Ireland Prisoner Ombudsman, Pauline McCabe, addressed a Prisoner Complaints seminar hosted by IPRT. A new publication, 'Know Your Rights – Your Rights as a Prisoner', produced in association with the ICCL, was launched at the event. Read more

Prison Law Seminar: Prisoner Complaints and Obstacles to Prisoner Litigation 29th March 2012

On Thursday 29th March, IPRT co-hosted the latest in our series of Prison Law Seminars, this time on the topic of 'Prisoner Complaints and Obstacles to Prisoner Litigation'. Read more

The Crushed Bull: An Exhibition of Artwork by Prisoners 16th March 2012

An Exhibition of artwork by prisoners in Ireland and two post-release centres will run in Kilmainham Gaol Museum from 16 March - 15 April and the Raggle Taggle Gallery in Limerick from 26 April - 10 May, 2012. Read more

DIT Seminar: 'If it Bleeds, it Leads?: The Media Reporting of Crime in Ireland' 13th March 2012 PDF documents

Tuesday 13 March, 6-7:30pm, DIT Room 3067/8 Read more

The Old Triangle: A Celebration for the Benefit of IPRT 26th February 2012 YouTube

An evening of music and words took place in the Abbey Theatre on Sunday 26th February, 2012. Featured artists include: Christy Moore, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Peter Sheridan, Karan Casey & Niall Vallely, Tony Curtis, and more. Read more

IPRT and the Community Platform: Social Exclusion and Crime 2nd February 2012

On Thurs 2 February 2012 at 3.30pm, IPRT and the Community Platform will host an event focusing on the connections between social exclusion and crime. Read more

Prison Law Seminar: 'Creative Use of Legal Instruments' 8th December 2011

The 8th in our series of Prison Law Seminars took place on Thurs 8th December, 2011 on the topic 'Creative Use of Legal Instruments: Current Prison Law Developments in England and Wales', presented by Caoilfhionn Gallagher BL, leading prison law practitioner. Read more

IPRT Fundraiser Gig with The Participants 1st December 2011 YouTube

IPRT were delighted to be beneficiaries from a fundraising gig by The Participants on Thurs December 1st in Lower Deck, Portobello Bridge. Read more

DIT Seminar: How and why prisoners decide to file complaints 22nd November 2011

The Socio-Legal Speaker Series at DIT hosted Professor Valerie Jenness, Dean of the School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, to speak on her recent work examining how and why prisoners decide to file complaints about their conditions of confinement. Read more

Dublin Public Libraries: Crime and The City 29th September 2011

'Crime and the City: Crime and Drugs' is a series of talks and readings looking at the broad issues of crime, drugs and crime writing in Dublin and beyond. Events take place over the five Thursdays of September in the Central Library (ILAC). Read more

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