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.

Round up: Community Service as an Alternative to Imprisonment in Ireland

11th October 2017

This event took place 4.30pm-6pm, on Wednesday 11th October 2017, in the CCJ Jury Room.

Round Up: IPRT Seminar 'Working with Conviction'

27th September 2017

IPRT held a seminar entitled 'Working with Conviction' on Tuesday 26th September 2017 in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin 2.


21st September 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Penal Reform Trust took place on Thursday 21st September 2017.

Event Update: Advancing the Rights and Needs of Children with a Parent in Prison

6th September 2017

Event 'Unseen, Unheard', took place on Wednesday 6th September 2017.

Principles of Action for Children with a Parent in Prison: Document Launch

6th September 2017

This ‘Principles of Action for Children with a Parent in Prison’ document is based on a project initiative undertaken by Dr. Fiona Donson, Dr. Aisling Parkes, School of Law, University College Cork, the Children’s Rights Alliance and IPRT.

'Disorder Contained': Smock Alley Theatre 12th-14th July 2017

12th July 2017

A new play exploring the devastating effect of solitary confinement, 'Disorder Contained: a theatrical examination of madness, prison and solitary confinement'.

'Humans Sharing Spaces': The Irish Prison Service National Prison Creative Arts Exhibition 2017

10th March 2017

'Humans Sharing Spaces' is the Irish Prison Service National Prison Creative Arts Exhibition for 2017. It takes place in CHQ Dublin from 10th - 26th March, in partnership with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.

Facing Forward: Open meeting on restorative justice

11th November 2016

Facing Forward will host an open meeting on the use of Restorative Justice in Ireland. The meeting will be opened by Justice Mary Ellen Ring in the Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 8. The meeting is open to all and tea and coffee will be provided from 6.30pm prior to the opening of the meeting.

All Party Penal Reform Group Briefing Seminar

6th October 2016

Senator Ivana Bacik hosted the first All Party Penal Reform Group Briefing Seminar of the 32nd Dáil and the 25th Seanad on Thursday 6th October 2016 in the AV Room, Leinster House. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan TD introduced a draft Private Member's Bill entitled ‘Parole Bill 2016’ before the Dáil and this formed the topic of the seminar.

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



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