Established in 1994, the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is Ireland's leading non governmental organisation campaigning for rights in the penal system and the progressive reform of Irish penal policy.
IPRT publishes a wide range of policy positions and research documents; we campaign vigorously across a wide range of penal policy issues; and we have established IPRT as the leading independent voice in public debate on the Irish penal system.
We have three priority areas of work:
We work towards progressive change through:
Advocacy based on research and evidence-led policies
Raising awareness of the work of IPRT and of penal reform issues
Working constructively with others
Download IPRT's Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021 here.
The 2019 Annual General Meeting of IPRT took place on Wednesday 18th September 2019 in the Camden Court Hotel.
The 2018 Annual General Meeting of IPRT took place on Thursday 20th September 2018 in the Camden Court Hotel.
The 2017 Annual General Meeting of IPRT took place on Thursday 21st September 2017 in the Ashling Hotel.
This Strategic Plan 2017-2021 builds on IPRT’s work since our establishment in 1994, and on earlier strategic plans.
The 2016 Annual General Meeting of IPRT took place on Thursday 22nd September 2016 in the Camden Court Hotel.
IPRT is resolutely focused on outcomes - real, measurable change in Ireland's penal system - rather than lists of activities and outputs, but we are very proud of what our small team manages to achieve every year.
The 2015 Annual General Meeting of IPRT took place on Thursday, 26th November, 2015 in the Spencer Hotel.