Derek Byrne of Streamville Road, Donaghmede, at court last week. Photograph: Courtpix

The Irish Prison Service has rejected claims that anti-water protestors jailed for breaching a court order have been in “lockdown” in recent days.A p(...)

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(...)

Christopher Doyle being taken from Kilmainham Court in 2000 after being charged with the robbery of two elderly bachelor farmers from Castlejordan Co Meath. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

JASON KENNEDY A search is continuing for a prisoner who absconded while visiting his sick father in hospital last week. Christophe(...)