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.

President Higgins hosts reception at Áras an Uachtaráin for IPRT

18th September 2015

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins today marked the work of the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) at a special reception at Áras an Uachtaráin on the occasion of the organisation’s 21st birthday year.

Talking about prison work

23rd June 2015

The Irish Prison Service College and Dublin Institute of Technology School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences are delighted to host a half-day conference on 23 June 2015 on prison staff research, supported by the Irish Research Council.

DIT Lecture: Addressing the Ageing Crisis in Criminal Justice Healthcare

8th June 2015

Speaker: Dr. Brie Williams, University of California, San Francisco

Liam Minihan Memorial Lecture: “Protecting the Human Rights of Prisoners”

14th May 2015

Professor Michael O’Flaherty, Chairperson of IPRT, will deliver the 13th Liam Minihan Memorial Lecture, which is organised by the Irish Prison Education Association (IPEA).

Turnaround Youth - Launch

12th May 2015

IPRT launched our Turnaround Youth Project and Report on Tuesday 12th May 2015 in the Irish Film Institute, Dublin 2.

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.

UCC: Changing Mindsets, Changing Minds: Conference on the Rights of Children of Offenders

5th December 2014

UCC School of Law are hosting a one day international Conference of an interdisciplinary nature highlighting the rights of children affected by family imprisonment.

DIT Conference: Human Rights at the Heart of Penal Policy

28th November 2014

The School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences will host a major conference on human rights and penal policy, supported by the Irish Research Council on 28 Nov 2014.

IPRT AGM 2014 / 'Documenting the Inside'

23rd October 2014

The 2014 AGM of the Irish Penal Reform Trust took place on Wed, 22nd Oct 2014 in the Camden Court Hotel, Camden Street, Dublin 2.

IPRT Report Launch: 'Travellers in the Irish Prison System: A qualitative study'

19th May 2014

IPRT will launch a new comprehensive report on the experiences of Travellers in the Irish prison system on Monday 19th May 2014.

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



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