Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT Annual Lecture 2011

16th September 2011

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter TD, delivered the 2011 IPRT Annual Lecture on Friday 16th September in the Presidents' Hall, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7. In his address, “Squaring the Circle – Penal Policy, Sentencing Offenders and Protecting the Community”, Minister Shatter set out his vision for the development and reform of penal policy under the coalition Government.

The evening was chaired by Judge Catherine McGuinness; a Questions and Answers session with the Minister was hosted by Colm O’Mongáin, editor and presenter of RTÉ’s ‘This Week’.

Audio clips from the event will follow shortly.

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