Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)
The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) launched a new scoping study exploring the attitudes of employers in Ireland to hiring people with criminal convictions at the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) office. The report presents the findings from interviews with employers and people with convictions, survey data, and a workshop event.
The IPRT launched their report on February 8th 2024, and can be found here, https://www.iprt.ie/site/assets/files/7336/the_secondary_punishment_a_scoping_study_on_employer_attitudes_to_hiring_people_with_criminal_convictions_report_web.pdf
The report also examines whether people with convictions face discrimination in accessing decent and sufficient work and the impact this can have on being able to live fulfilled lives.The findings of the report show overwhelming support by Irish employers to be willing to high people with some previous convictions, however, there are many legal barriers that exist in preventing this. IPRT has called on the government to take legislative action to promote inclusivity and anti-discrimination for people with convictions.
For more information of the great work done by IPRT follow this link to their website. https://www.iprt.ie/iprt-publications/the-secondary-punishment-a-scoping-study-on-employer-attitudes-to-hiring-people-with-criminal-convictions/