Irish Penal Reform Trust


Children's Rights Behind Bars: Where are we now?

11th December 2014

This seminar explores whether Ireland's children detention system is meeting its goal as model, particularly in the area of monitoring and complaints. A national report on monitoring complaints mechanisms in places where children are detained was launched at the event.

Prison Law Seminar: Civil Litigation by Prisoners

16th July 2013

The latest in the IPRT Prison Law Seminar series took place on Tues 16th July 2013 in the Courts of Criminal Justice. The event was held in conjunction with the Irish Criminal Bar Association on the topic of civil litigation by prisoners.

Breaking the Record - Moving On?

12th June 2013

It was a packed house for the IPRT information seminar on Spent Convictions and Garda Vetting, which took place on Tues 12th June, 2013 in Pearse St Library, Dublin 2.

Prison Law Seminar: Parole Reform and the ECHR

23rd October 2012

On Monday October 22nd 2012, IPRT hosted our ninth Prison Law Seminar on the topic of Parole Reform and the ECHR.

IPRT Annual Lecture 2012: Sentencing Guidelines and the Sentencing Council

20th September 2012

The Honourable Mr. Justice Colman Treacy, Judge of the High Court of England and Wales, delivered the IPRT Annual Lecture 2012 on Thursday 20th September, 2012. The papers are available here.

Prison Law Seminar: Prisoner Complaints and Obstacles to Prisoner Litigation

29th March 2012

On Thursday 29th March, IPRT co-hosted the latest in our series of Prison Law Seminars, this time on the topic of 'Prisoner Complaints and Obstacles to Prisoner Litigation'.

Prison Law Seminar: 'Creative Use of Legal Instruments'

8th December 2011

The 8th in our series of Prison Law Seminars took place on Thurs 8th December, 2011 on the topic 'Creative Use of Legal Instruments: Current Prison Law Developments in England and Wales', presented by Caoilfhionn Gallagher BL, leading prison law practitioner.

IPRT Annual Lecture 2011

16th September 2011

Presentations and papers delivered at the IPRT Annual Lecture 2011, at which the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence gave a keynote address.

Prison Law Seminar Series: 'Prison Conditions as a Constitutional Issue'

21st July 2011

The seventh in the Prison Law Seminar Series took place on Thursday 21st July 2011. Speakers were Michael O'Higgins SC, and Don Specter (Director) and Sara Norman (Managing Attorney) of the Prison Law Office, San Quentin CA.

Shifting Focus: Conference Papers and Presentations

27th September 2010

Presentations and papers delivered at IPRT's Shifting Focus conference on Thursday 23rd September 2010.

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



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