Hobby Horses by Jack B Yeats, one of the paintings for auction at Dolan’s of Clifden this weekend

Monday (August 3rd) Victor Mee Auctions, Cloverhill, Belturbet, Co Cavan. Antiques and garden (furniture) auction at 2pm. A late 19th-century l(...)

From 2009 to date, there have been an estimated 13 prison suicides, with a further 22 deaths in custody. Photograph: Getty Images

It is no coincidence that the suicide rate in Irish prisons has tracked levels of overcrowding. There were seven suicides in Irish jails in 2007 an(...)