Irish Penal Reform Trust


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Ebulletin #85

15th April 2016

Highlights in this edition include: IPRT's upcoming Prison Litigation Conference and Workshop; penal reform updates; and an EU project on harm reduction in prisons.

Ebulletin #84

23rd February 2016

Pre-election edition, including: IPRT's wishlist for the next Programme for Government; #GE2016 on; and a reflection on penal reform progress 2011-16.

Ebulletin #83

21st December 2015

Including: Season's Greetings from IPRT; IPRT 2015 - A Year in Review; IPRT Conference ~ Securing Accountability; and more.

Ebulletin #82

16th November 2015

Highlights in this edition include: IPRT Conference ~ Securing Accountability; New Publication: IPRT Position Paper on Bail and Remand; and Recent Developments.

Ebulletin #81

16th October 2015

Highlights in this edition include IPRT's 21st birthday at Áras an Uachtaráin; upcoming conference on 'Securing Accountability'; recent submissions and prison reports; upcoming events; and lots more!

Ebulletin #80

23rd June 2015

Highlights in this edition include details of the Turnaround Youth launch, research updates on imprisonment verses community sentences and details of the announcement of three new research projects by IPRT.

Ebulletin #79

23rd April 2015

Highlights in this edition include details of the launch of the Turnaround Youth report and information on the Hands Up for Children campaign.

Ebulletin #78

19th March 2015

Highlights in this edition include an update on Spent Convictions legislation, invitations to tender for IPRT research projects, notice about our upcoming turnaround Youth report launch, and more.

Ebulletin #77

4th December 2014

Highlights in this edition include details of our upcoming seminar, 'Children's rights Behind Bars: where are we now?' and recent developments in penal reform.

Ebulletin #76

8th October 2014

Highlights of this edition include: IPRT Annual General Meeting 2014; 'Documenting the Inside': A Conversation with film-makers Martha Moloney and Traolach Ó Buachalla; IPRT Research: European Projects; and more.

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