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 #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.

Ebulletin #70

2nd August 2012

Highlights in this edition include: Know Your Rights: Your Rights as a Prisoner booklet; report from our AGM in July; IPRT Annual Lecture with Hon. Mr. Justice Colman Treacy; new online resources; and more.

Ebulletin #69

25th May 2012

Highlights of this edition include: Prison Law Seminar: ‘Lessons from Scotland’; Upcoming IPRT Events; Impact in Ireland of the UNCAT; Prisons and Penal Reform: Recent Developments in Ireland; and more.

Ebulletin #68

14th March 2012

Highlights of this edition include: Prisoner Rights and Prisoner Complaints Mechanisms; Prison Law Seminar; The Old Triangle; Crime & Social Exclusion; and more.

Ebulletin #67

21st December 2011

Highlights of this edition include: looking back at 2011 and forward to 2012; IPRT Recruitment; 8th Prison Law Seminar; and more...

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



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