News & Events

News & Events



Dublin, Ireland - Sep 07, 2014: The Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin, Ireland on September 07, 2014

Joint Committee on Disability Matters

We were invited to attend the Joint Committee on Disability Matters and we were delighted to deliver our presentation on Accessing Justice.  See links below.


Following our recent Roundtable Discussion held in the Law Society the ICJDN published the Report detailing the outcomes and recommendations.   We would like to extend a special thank you to all of the participants who took part in the Roundtable Discussion.  We also wish to acknowledge those organisations and individuals who were not in a position to attend on the day but who have indicated their interest in participating in the work of the ICJDN and we look forward to collaborating with you.

We also very much appreciate the practical support and assistance provided to us by BNest and The Law Society of Ireland

Towards Better Pathways and a Mutual Understanding – Access to Justice for People with Disabilities


Irish Examiner – Gardaí Require Training in Disability Awareness

The Times Ireland – Gardaí ‘Need Training to Meet UN Disability Code’


The ICJDN in association with the University of Limerick recently held a successful seminar in the Pavillion Theatre entitled

“Towards Compliance with the UNCRPD – The Role of Criminal Justice Professionals”


Seminar Schedule


“The Right to Legal Assistance in Police Interviews” The ICJDN assisted researchers in Dublin City Universtiy (DCU) who collaborated with the Law Society of Ireland to deliver a programme as part of the European Commission funded SUPRALAT project. A One Day Conference relating to this project entitled “The Right to Legal Assistance in Police Interviews” will take place on September 22nd 2017 in the Presidents Hall, Law Society of Ireland.

The full conference brochure is available here. The conference is free to attend but registration is essential as there are limited places available – Register Here.

Socio-Legal Research Centre, DCU



Article by Gillian McNamee Rehab Care Supports for Offenders with Learning Disabilities in the Irish Judicial System: A Critical Review (PDF File Download)



The ICJDN is now a member of the Victims’ Rights Alliance, Inclusion Ireland, the ACJRD and the UK Hate Crime Network Group

Significant increase in recorded sexual offences against people with disabilities according to CSO Crime Statistics.

Fiona Murphy of the Irish Criminal Justice and Disability Network Details its mission and recent activities for Frontline Ireland

Recent Events

Victim’s Rights Alliance (VRA) Seminar.

DATE: Monday, 16th November, 2015 VENUE: Oak Room, Mansion House, Dublin 2

ACJRD 18th Annual Conference “Victims in Focus: European & Domestic Perspectives”

DATE: Friday, 2nd October, 2015 VENUE: Spencer Hotel Dublin 1

Intellectual Disability and the Criminal Justice System Recent Research and Casework Experience Seminar

DATE: Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 TIME: 18.00 – 20.00 (Registration and Refreshments from 17.30) VENUE: Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7