Irish Penal Reform Trust


The Irish Penal Reform Trust hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the launches of new publications, consultations, campaign events, and our AGM.

Developing Sentencing Guidelines for Ireland: The Principles and Purposes of Sentencing

21st October 2021

This IPRT and ICBA Prison Law Seminar took place online on Thursday 21st October 2021, with the keynote address delivered by The Hon. Ms. Justice Iseult O'Malley.

IPRT information meeting on the review of the Prison Rules

13th September 2021

IPRT will be hosting an informal online meeting on Monday 13th September to discuss the scope of the review, key areas for reform, and how to make effective submissions.

Round up: Launch of Piecing It Together: Supporting Children and Families with a Family Member in Prison

15th July 2021

'Piecing it Together' was launched by Ombudsman for Children, Dr. Niall Muldoon, virtually on 15 July 2021.

Prison Law Seminar: The Prison Rules

25th February 2021

The Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Criminal Bar Association hosted a seminar on The Prison Rules: Current Impact and Opportunities for Reform online on Thursday 25th February 2021 at 4pm, via Zoom. 

Round-up: Launch of Progress in the Penal System 2020: Making Progress in a Pandemic?

27th January 2021

Progress in the Penal System (PIPS) 2020, the fourth annual edition of a report assessing progress in Ireland's penal system, was launched at an online event on Tuesday 26th January 2021.

IPRT 2020 AGM and Members' Event

16th September 2020

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Irish Penal Reform Trust took place virtually on 16th September 2020.

First meeting of a network focused on change for children and families affected by imprisonment

14th August 2020

On 14th August, IPRT and UCC hosted the first meeting of a network designed to bring about positive sustained change for children and families affected by imprisonment. We were delighted to welcome Vice President of Children of Prisoners Europe, Rachel Brett, to speak about advocy in this area.

The relationship between civil society and the NPM: UK and Ireland

26th June 2020

This webinar brought together international experts and local actors with a joint focus of sharing knowledge and practice on how to build positive relationships between civil society and National Preventative Mechanisms (NPMs) under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT).

INCLO: Civil society response to COVID-19 in prisons

21st May 2020

IPRT Executive Director Fíona Ní Chinnéide presented at an International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) webinar on the impacts of COVID-19 in prisons in Ireland.

Human Rights and Detention in the time of COVID-19: UK and Ireland

29th April 2020

On 29th April 2020, IPRT co-hosted an international online seminar on ‘Human Rights & Detention in the time of COVID-19: UK and Ireland’.

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



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