Defects inherent in the old Cork Prison building in terms of housing vulnerable and suicidal prisoners have been rectified at the new multi-million euro facility, Cork Coroners’ Court heard yesterday.
Prison officers have told an inquest that they would have placed a prisoner, deemed by medical staff in another prison to be at “unprecedented” risk of suicide, in a padded cell had they known the level of risk.
Dublin Central has changed from a four-seater to a three-seat constituency since 2011 and with four prominent sitting TDs, not to mention a number of high-profile candidates hoping to be elected, the race to the Dáil will certainly be interesting.
The State has agreed a contract for the development of Ireland’s first healthcare public private partnership (PPP) project. The €140m scheme, part of the Government’s €2.25bn Infrastructure Stimulus Progamme, will provide a network of primary care facilities.
A university graduate earning €200 weekly who says it is “near impossible” to get accommodation in Dublin below the €350 monthly limit for rent allowance payments has brought a legal challenge over a “Kafkaesque” decision refusing rent supplement towards his monthly rent of €450.