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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.

Second Prison Law Seminar a great success 14th April 2009

On March 26th, IPRT hosted the second in our Prison Law series of practice seminars for barristers and solicitors on the issue of Parole. Read more

Baroness Corston on Women Offenders 22nd May 2008

On May 22nd, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice will host a presentation by Baroness Corston of the British House of Lords of her recent comprehensive review of the system for detaining women offenders in the England and Wales. Senator Ivana Bacik will present a response. Read more

Anne Owers to give IPRT Annual Lecture 2008 following AGM on May 19th 2008 19th May 2008

IPRT is delighted to announce that its AGM will take place on Monday May 19th 2008, to be followed by its Annual Lecture, given this year by Anne Owers, Chief Inspector with HM Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales. Read more

Launch of "The Whitaker Committee Report 20 Years On - Lessons Learned or Lessons Forgotten?" 25th July 2007

Minister for Justice, Brian Lenihan officially launched "The Whitaker Committee Report 20 Years On - Lessons Learned or Lessons Forgotten?" on July 25th, 2007 in Buswells Hotel. Read more

IPRT to participate in Annual Trinty College Law Reform Debate 6th February 2007

Event to debate the motion "This House Believes that Prison Works" Read more

Free Public Seminar -- The Cost of Prison? 9th November 2006

IPRT Chairperson Claire Hamilton to speak at seminar on the social and financial costs of prisons in Ireland. Read more

Rethinking the War on Drugs - A Public Forum 28th August 2006

IPRT, Merchants Quay Ireland and UISCE will co-host a public lecture with special guest Jerry Cameron of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Read more

IPRT to hold Advocacy Training 14th July 2006

IPRT Executive Director to co-facilitate day-long session on advocacy training at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway Read more

Launch of new report on Alternatives to Custody 15th June 2006

Joint report by the Community Foundation of Ireland and the IPRT. Read more

IPRT Chair to speak at seminar on Public Interest Law in Ireland 31st May 2006

Claire Hamilton will discuss the IPRT's legal challenge on mental health care in prisons at a seminar organised by the Free Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC) Read more

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