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"The Secondary Punishment” Study Launch


We were delighted to attend the launch of Irish Penal Reform Trust’s "The Secondary Punishment”: A Scoping Study on Employer Attitudes to Hiring People with Criminal Convictions. The research was carried out by Dr Joe Garrihy and Dr Ciara Bracken-Roche from Maynooth University School of Law and Criminology with funding from IHREC and additional support from ODI. 

We’d like to say a huge congratulations to Saoirse Brady (Executive Director, IPRT) and Pamela Drumgoole, Policy and Research Coordinator for their hard work in bringing this report to life and producing a wonderful event.  

It was insightful to hear from some excellent speakers, including Dr Garrihy and Dr Bracken-Roche; Dr Anne Cassidy (Team Leader, Galway Rural Development); Damien Quinn (Founder of Spéire Nua); Kara McGann (Head of Skills and Social Policy, IBEC); Kenneth Keating (Assistant Principal, Penal and Policing Policy, Department of Justice); and Deirdre Malone (Director, IHREC). 
 
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ODI were delighted to be able to partially support this timely report and are grateful for the collaborative work of the team at Maynooth University, IHREC and the IPRT.

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