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.This process ensures that we have in place appropriate policies and procedures at all levels in order to guarantee that the organisation has effective leadership in place, that we exercise appropriate controls, that we are transparent and accountable, that we work effectively, and crucially, that we behave with integrity.

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 and 2017 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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