Organisation: Prison Service
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Last week’s visits by British prime minister Boris Johnson to the Chancellery in Berlin and, later, to the Élysée Palace in Paris were characterised by the rabidly pro-Brexit press as a veni-vidi-vici moment for their champion.
Tue, 27 Aug, 2019
The Irish Prison Service is investigating separate claims two senior staff members have been involved in fraudulently misappropriating State assets.
Fri, 21 Jun, 2019
Hard-hitting report comes after vulnerable prisoner died in cell
Sat, 15 Jun, 2019
The ‘Irish Examiner’ last year published claims about covert surveillance in prisons. A report was made — but will it be published and followed up on, asks.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
Regular overcrowding at the new Cork prison has been blamed on the ongoing construction work at Limerick prison.
Thu, 24 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
Prison bosses are considering arming with batons and body cameras officers in a new facility for the most dangerous prisoners.
Mon, 16 Jul, 2018
Garda operations against feuding gangs and roaming burglary groups are believed to be driving a surge in the number of people being held on remand in prison.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2018
One-in-three inmates at Mountjoy voluntarily locked up in cells for 21 hours a day over gang fears.
Thu, 10 May, 2018
The Irish Prison Service is being urged to abolish the practice of solitary confinement.
Fri, 02 Feb, 2018
The Prison Service has admitted it needs to do more to tackle the flow of contraband into jails after another rise in the seizures of phones, drugs and weapons.
Thu, 01 Feb, 2018
An investigation has been launched following allegations that a serious case of sexual harassment within the Prison Service was covered up.
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017
An official complaint has been made to the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) about the dire conditions soldiers guarding Portlaoise Prison have to endure.
Fri, 06 Oct, 2017
An investigation is underway into allegations of “improper conduct” at Limerick Prison, the Irish Prison Service has confirmed, after a whistleblower’s dossier was sent to Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald
Fri, 09 Jun, 2017
The case of Gerard Butler, who helped contain an incident that was never recorded, is the second in weeks on whistleblower treatment in the Prison Service, writes
Tue, 30 May, 2017
The overall amount of contraband seized in Irish prisons last year dropped slightly — and there has been a significant decline in the amount of weapons found in jails.
Sat, 11 Feb, 2017
The Prison Service in the UK is to launch an investigation after a riot at Bedford Prison which reportedly saw up to 200 inmates go on the rampage.
Mon, 07 Nov, 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 18-24, campaigners have revealed.
Tue, 31 May, 2016
Prisoner officers have called for better protective equipment like batons and pepper spray after a violent assault in Midlands prison.
Fri, 06 May, 2016
Four prison officers have been injured after an incident at Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim yesterday.
Mon, 01 Feb, 2016
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016
Wed, 30 Dec, 2015
Sat, 28 Nov, 2015
The State has spent more than €50m to date on the doomed super prison project at Thornton Hall — and the north Dublin site is currently valued at just €2m.
Wed, 30 Sep, 2015
A group that works with marginalised young men has said that the Portuguese model of not criminalising people for possessing drugs would have a “positive impact”, especially for those trying to overcome their addiction.
Thu, 16 Jul, 2015
The Irish Prison Service will release its annual report today, two days after a prisoner lost his life in a row in Cork Jail.
Mon, 18 May, 2015
A manhunt is continuing this morning following the escape of a prisoner from Cloverhill in Dublin.
Fri, 08 May, 2015
A judge has refused a Dublin prisoner, who is co-accused with his sister of murdering a 63-year-old man, leave to challenge a decision of the prison authorities not to facilitate his attendance at his mother’s funeral today.
Fri, 10 Apr, 2015
Gardaí and the Prison Service are in talks with the Courts Service over security concerns about a proposal to assign all Criminal Court sittings in Cork City to the Washington St courthouse.
Fri, 06 Feb, 2015
A 25-year-old prisoner has been found dead in his cell at Limerick Prison.
Sat, 27 Dec, 2014
The Irish Prison Service has confirmed that three babies were born in Irish prisons last year to mothers who had been jailed.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
Frederick ‘Freddie’ Thompson has launched a High Court challenge against the Prison Service’s decision to transfer him from Cloverhill to Cork Prison.
Wed, 08 Oct, 2014
Attempted murderers, kidnappers, and drug offenders are among the 32 prisoners who have escaped from jails here and are still on the run.
Mon, 06 Oct, 2014
A specialist unit for gang members and other protected inmates at Mountjoy prison in Dublin, is no longer fit for purpose, according to a report from the Inspector of Prisons.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
Ivor Callely is under round-the-clock observation in Mountjoy Prison’s acute mental health unit.
Fri, 01 Aug, 2014
The Prison Service is having to spend more money on bottled water at Castlerea Prison because of problems with the local water supply.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
Convicted criminals have been gifted more than €750,000 in ‘bus money’ on release from jail over the past five years.
Mon, 21 Apr, 2014
Prison director general Michael Donnellan said he is “embarrassed” by the recording of phone calls between 139 prisoners currently in custody and their solicitors.
Thu, 03 Apr, 2014
A fresh bugging probe has opened after the Taoiseach yesterday revealed phone calls between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were “inadvertently recorded”.
Wed, 02 Apr, 2014
New figures show a reduction in the number of committals and people being sent to jail.
Thu, 06 Mar, 2014
The 30-year-old rapist of two children joins 12 other sex offenders serving a life sentence in Irish prisons. While he will be able to start applying for parole after he serves seven years, the average term of life sentences is just over 17 years.
Wed, 05 Mar, 2014
Residents on Cork’s northside are to meet next Tuesday week to decide whether or not to co-operate with the construction of a new prison.
Thu, 09 Jan, 2014