Irish Penal Reform Trust

Oireachtas Seminars

Hosted by Senator Ivana Bacik, and initiated with the help of IPRT, the All-Party Group on Penal Reform: Briefing Seminar Series (2010–2017) was a series of informal briefings on topical issues for interested members of the Oireachtas and their staff. These seminars provided an opportunity for members of all parties to engage directly with leading experts in the field in private session, focusing on current priorities for penal reform.

Information on the All-Party Oireachtas Group (2021) is available here.

Oireachtas Seminar on Community Sanctions

31st March 2010

Dr Mairead Seymour and Prof Ian O'Donnell on the need for the proper resourcing of community sanctions.

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



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