A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Was Ethel Gavin’s transfer actually an attempt to cover up a dangerous mistake in the prison service? asks
Mon, 30 Sep, 2019
There has been a 50% increase in the number of injuries suffered by prison officers dealing with non-compliant prisoners.
Tue, 24 Sep, 2019
Details released under the Freedom of Information Act show there were 1,138 drug seizures in ten Irish prisons last year.
Sat, 20 Jul, 2019
The investigation into allegations of illegal surveillance in prisons concluded in March, but the findings have yet to be published, says
Fri, 12 Jul, 2019
A new recording system has revealed that far greater numbers of prison officers are injured by inmates than was previously reflected in official statistics.
Wed, 03 Jul, 2019
There was a far greater turnout by voters registered to vote at Mountjoy prison in the recent European and local elections than in some of the surrounding areas outside the prison in Dublin.
Fri, 21 Jun, 2019
A murderer found with an improvised knife under his prison cell mattress has failed in a High Court challenge to his jail disciplinary hearing.
Thu, 20 Jun, 2019
Only one prison inspection report has been published in the last five years and no inspections have been conducted in five jails over the last 10 years, the Inspector of Prisons has said.
Tue, 18 Jun, 2019
A young man who absconded from an open prison and lived "in plain sight" for more than four years before re-arrest has won Supreme Court declarations that his re-arrest and subsequent detention to serve out the rest of his 16-month sentence were unlawful.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
Prison officers are being sent out “with only our bare hands and courage” to intercept the delivery of contraband into exercise yards according to the general secretary of the Prison Officers Association.
Fri, 03 May, 2019
Prison bosses are to trial a new technology to tackle the rising threat posed by drones smuggling drugs and weapons into prison.
Fri, 03 May, 2019
There has been a surge in the number of prisoners put on protection for their own safety, with the sharpest rises in Mountjoy Prison and Cloverhill Remand Prison.
Thu, 02 May, 2019
Prison officers made more than 1,100 drug seizures in Irish prisons last year as part of ongoing efforts to clamp down on contraband.
Tue, 05 Mar, 2019
A man serving life for the murder of a van driver more than 20 years ago claims he should not have been transferred from an open prison back to a high security jail over a decision that he had taken drugs - which he denies.
Wed, 30 Jan, 2019
Prison and Garda authorities are investigating a security incident at the weekend when a replica firearm was discovered in the grounds of a Dublin jail.
Mon, 13 Aug, 2018
Patrick Hutch, who is accused of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel more than two years ago, has launched High Court proceedings over his transfer from one prison facility to another.
Wed, 08 Aug, 2018
Assaults on prison officers by inmates have increased over the last three years – but representatives claim the figures still do not capture the full scale of violence.
Mon, 16 Jul, 2018
There are tributes and then there is the Donncha O’Callaghan variety, as hundreds of mourners learned yesterday at the funeral Mass for the late Munster Rugby media manager Pat Geraghty, 62, in Celbridge, Co Kildare.
Fri, 22 Sep, 2017
A special prison unit is being set up to house the country’s most violent prisoners.
Thu, 27 Apr, 2017
From today young offenders in Ireland will no longer be sent to adult prisons.
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017
A man who had part of his three-year jail term suspended in a harassment case in which he sent a thousand emails to his ex-girlfriend may have breached the terms of the sentence with alleged attempts to contact her from prison.
Tue, 07 Feb, 2017
Trainee solicitors have begun teaching secondary school students about issues such as cyber bullying, privacy, and human rights.
Tue, 17 Jan, 2017
Fri, 30 Dec, 2016
The Irish Prison Service (IPS) is shelling out almost €550,000 on over 29,000 white Y-fronts, dressing gowns, polo shirts and other items of clothing for inmates.
Tue, 13 Sep, 2016
Almost one third of prisoners who are locked up 23 hours a day are aged 18 to 24, campaigners have revealed.
Wed, 01 Jun, 2016
Almost one-third of prisoners who are locked up 23 hours a day are aged 18-24, campaigners have revealed.
Tue, 31 May, 2016
Sat, 30 Jan, 2016
Prison bosses are considering the roll-out of weapons amnesties following the success of an amnesty in Dublin’s Wheatfield Prison.
Wed, 09 Dec, 2015
Prison authorities are struggling to combat the problem of smuggling in Irish jails, with new figures revealing that more than 3,200 drug seizures have taken place in prisons over the past three years.
Mon, 07 Dec, 2015
Wed, 25 Nov, 2015
The Ombudsman for Children is calling for urgent improvements in accommodation for children and young people in the care of the State.
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
Bumper sales of cut-price Tayto Cheese & Onion crisps, bottles of Coca Cola, Jelly Tots, and cigarettes helped profits at the prison service’s network of tuck shops jump to €700,000 last year.
Sun, 01 Nov, 2015
The Irish Prison Service (ISP) has been criticised over the accuracy of record keeping of checks by prison officers on vulnerable prisoners in two separate investigations into the deaths of prison inmates.
Mon, 28 Sep, 2015
It has been reported that some prisoners have climbed onto the roof of the Cloverhill remand prison.
Wed, 29 Jul, 2015
A jailed murderer punched a female nurse in the face as she went to give him medication in his cell yesterday.
Wed, 20 May, 2015
A man who was assaulted with slash hooks and hurleys said he thought he was going to be killed.
Tue, 14 Apr, 2015
Former Mountjoy Prison governor John Lonergan described the reported comments of Eamonn Lillis after his release — “I’ve done my time” — as “arrogant” and “upsetting” for people.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
A Dublin man has been told he must stay out of all Tesco stores after he masturbated in public in the vicinity of children at a Tesco store in Tralee two nights in a row in 2013.
Tue, 10 Mar, 2015
New figures show 91 prisoners are currently on lock down at Mountjoy prison.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2015
The anti-water charges movement has ‘jumped the shark’ in the sincerity of its protests, writes.
Fri, 27 Feb, 2015
Water protesters in Wheatfield prison “are willing to go back on hunger strike” if an agreement they claim to have made with prison officials falls through.
Wed, 25 Feb, 2015
Drugs are suspected to have played a part in the deaths of two inmates in Limerick and Wheatfield prisons.
Sat, 27 Dec, 2014
This impressive family home is bright, modern and spacious and sure to attract buyers, says Trish Dromey.
Sat, 15 Nov, 2014