The Irish Penal Reform Trust hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the launches of new publications, consultations, campaign events, and our AGM. 

Presentations and papers delivered at previous events are available here.

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

Minister Shatter delivers IPRT Annual Lecture 17th September 2011

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter TD presented IPRT’s Annual Lecture on Friday 16th September, 2011. Read more

Prison Law Seminar Series: 'Prison Conditions as a Constitutional Issue' 21st July 2011

The seventh in the Prison Law Seminar Series took place on Thursday 21st July 2011. Speakers were Michael O'Higgins SC, and Don Specter (Director) and Sara Norman (Managing Attorney) of the Prison Law Office, San Quentin CA. Read more

MEDIA ADVISORY: Inhuman and Degrading Treatment in Ireland comes under UN Spotlight 16th May 2011

This Friday, 20 May 2011, IPRT and ICCL will launch the 'Joint Shadow Report to the First Periodic Review of Ireland under the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment'. Read more

PUBLIC FORUM: Breaking the Record - Spent Convictions & Discrimination 10th May 2011

IPRT hosted Bobby Cummines OBE, Chief Executive of UNLOCK, the National Association of Reformed Offenders (UK) on Tuesday 10th May, 2011 for a series of events focusing on obstacles experienced by those with a criminal record who wish to move on from their offending past. Read more

Arts and Prisons: Transformed Through Dance 15th April 2011

Create, in partnership with Dance Ireland and Dublin Dance Festival, host 'Transformed Through Dance', an in conversation event with Nikki Crane, Advisor to Dance United, an organisation that pro-actively works with young people at risk of (re)offending. Read more

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