Irish Penal Reform Trust

Elections 2020

In advance of the 2020 general election, IPRT has once again put forward our 5 key recommendations for the next programme for government. We have analysed 7 party manifestos as they were made public. We continue to track policy debates around crime and punishment, benchmarking these against policies and innovations demonstrated to be effective.

All of IPRT's policy proposals are backed up by solid evidence and research, presented across a series of Research reports and Position Papers and Briefings and Submissions published on this website. For more details, please contact

Are We 5 Steps Closer to Better and Safer Communities?

In 2016, we published 5 priority calls on the Government formed after the 2016 general election. Where are we 4 years on?

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Office of the Ombudsman Submission for Party Manifestos

In its Submission for Party Manifestos, the Office of the Ombudsman has written of the need for the extension of its remit to cover prisoner complaints.

Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.



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