Irish Penal Reform Trust

Governance & Best Practice

"We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.”

IPRT is committed to transparency and accountability around how we work. As an organisation that campaigns for full accountability in the penal system, we couldn't have it any other way


In November 2014, IPRT completed the processes required to achieve full compliance with the Governance Code - a Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland. We reviewed our compliance with the code annually and did so most recently in May 2019. In 2018, the Charities Regulator issued its own governance code, the Charities Governance Code. Throughout 2019, the Board conducted a structured review of its compliance with the Charities Governance Code, and will formally sign off on its compliance in November 2020.

Our signed Governance Code declaration can be viewed here.

Our board of trustees is listed here.


IPRT is registered with the Companies Registration Office (CRO Number 218442) and with the Charities Regulator (Registered Charity Number 20029562) and Revenue (CHY Number 11091), and files regular returns to the Register of Lobbying.

We are also committed to complying with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

Financial Management and Accounts

Audited accounts are prepared annually, and approved at the AGM each year. Financial statements for previous years are included in the Annual Reports, and online. For full details on IPRT funding and financial management, including audited accounts for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 see here. In 2015, we switched to FRS 102 SORP compliant accounts.

If you have any questions on how our organisation is run, you can email and we will respond within three working days.


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



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  • Tel: 01 874 1400
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