Perspectives on Prevention – Saoirse Brady Director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust


In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, Saoirse Brady, Director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust, talks with Marian Quinn about the need for reform of sentencing practices, the impact of prison on families and children, and what’s needed to reduce offending. 

About the series

Perspectives on Prevention is a podcast series from the Prevention and Early Intervention Network, a membership organisation which seeks to promote and support prevention and early intervention approaches with children, families and communities. In each episode Marian Quinn, one of the PEIN founders, chats to people who have experiences to share, insights to explore, and expertise to draw on from the field of child and family services. You can listen to Perspectives on Prevention on Spotify, Apple, Nearcast or wherever you get your podcasts. Be sure to subscribe for all the latest episodes. If you’d like to suggest someone for us to chat to we’d love to hear from you, just drop us an email at . For more information please visit

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The music on this podcast is a track called Driven to Success by Scott Holmes, the music appears here under a Creative Commons License. Visit