Book launch - A Hundred to One by Pat Sheedy

The launch of A Hundred to One, by Pat Sheedy, will take place in O’Mahonys Bookshop, Limerick City on 22 February from 6.30-8.30pm. This book describes how a gambling addiction can cause devastation, result in imprisonment, and about the possibility of a fresh start. The memoir is described by The Irish Times as one of THE non-fiction books to watch out for in 2024. RSVP to Mia: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The 6th World Congress on Probation and Parole

16-18 April 2024 in The Hague (registration by 1 March 2024). See further details here.


White-Collar Crime in the EU: Annual Conference

This hybrid annual conference will analyse the current European policy and legal framework for countering white collar crime, as well as new legislative proposals. It will discuss recent insights, case studies and best practices at both EU and national levels. 21-22 March 2024, Trier and online. See further detail here.


IPRT report on employer attitudes to employing people with convictions

In a report on employer attitudes to employing People with Convictions (PWC), the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) found that, while most employers were generally supportive of the idea of hiring PWCs, some were concerned with the risks they perceived to be involved with such practice. The report also found that hiring PWCs is beneficial for all parties involved and has wider positive impacts on society. The IPRT have made several recommendations for legislative reform to support PWCs in engaging in meaningful employment and are in favour of an evidence-based approach over a risk-based approach when employers are endeavouring to employ PWCs. Click here to download the report


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Datacros 'Investigating corruption, organised and financial crime with innovative data and tools' 

Datacros will present the results of the Datacros II Project on Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 10:00 – 12:30 CET (Online).

The Datacros II Project is co-funded by the European Commission (ISF Police 2020-AG-CORRUPT-101038736). Under the project Datacros have developed the DATACROS tool, a platform that supports financial crime investigations by detecting anomalies in the characteristics of companies that may indicate high risks of collusion, corruption and money laundering. The tool has been used by several public authorities in the EU (law enforcement agencies, anti-corruption and competition authorities), and investigative journalists to conduct successful financial crime investigations.

Tickets are free but booking is essential. Further information and tickets can be found at the following Eventbrite page

(Registration closes on 28 January. If the hyperlink does not work, copy and paste the following URL into your browser: 




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