Irish Penal Reform Trust


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If you would like us to post a print copy to someone in prison, please contact Lorraine at 01-8741400 or email

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.

Ebulletin #75

8th May 2014

Highlights of this edition include: Introducing new IPRT Executive Director, Deirdre Malone; Travellers in the Irish prison system - report launch; Recent Developments.

Ebulletin #74

28th February 2014

Highlights: Executive Director, Liam Herrick steps down after 6 years with IPRT; Projects: Travellers in prison system, Turnaround youth; Developments: St Patrick's Institution, Community Courts,Community Sanctions,Fines, Spent Convictions; and more.

Ebulletin #73

2nd December 2013

Highlights include: Re-designing the Pattern: Women in the Criminal Justice System; Changes at IPRT; Sustainability of IPRT; and IPRT Internship Programme.

Ebulletin #72

9th July 2013

Highlights of this edition include: IPRT AGM and Annual Lecture 2013; Prison Law Seminar - Civil Litigation for Prisoners; Recent Developments; IPRT Recruitment: Internships; and more

Ebulletin #71

17th May 2013

Highlights of this edition include: IPRT Membership - we need YOU!; 'Breaking the Record - Moving On' event; IPRT Recruitment - Research & Policy Officer (Maternity Leave); and more

IPRT Newsletter, Dec 2012

19th December 2012

Highlights from the past year.

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



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