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.

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.

Report Launch: Older People in Prison

30th September 2016

On 30 September 2016, the eve of UN International Day of Older Persons, IPRT will launch a new report on 'The Rights, Needs and Experiences of Older People in Prison in Ireland'.

IPRT Annual General Meeting 2016

22nd September 2016

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Irish Penal Reform Trust took place on Thursday, 22nd September 2016 at 6pm in the Camden Court Hotel, Camden Street, Dublin 2.

Cork Alliance Centre: Conference on Desistance from Crime

27th July 2016

The Cork Alliance Centre will host a conference on the theme of ‘Narrowing the Disconnect – the Ethics of Supporting Desistance from Crime’ this autumn.

Launch: Monitoring of HIV, TB and HCV in prison in Ireland (report)

23rd June 2016

IPRT launched a new report on ‘Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening the Monitoring of HIV, HCV, TB and Harm Reduction in Ireland’ on Thursday 23rd June 2016 in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8.

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