Judge Michael Reilly said some officers “prefer to turn a blind eye” to the activities of gangs in prisons. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Prison officers have criticised the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, for offering unsubstantiated opinions after he concluded in a report t(...)

Emergency services  at Cloverhill Prison,  Dublin  after  prisoners staged a protest on the roof of the prison. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

We cannot blame the weather. Hot summers used to spell trouble, especially in cramped Victorian piles such as Mountjoy. The large-scale riot of 1991 –(...)

The attack happened about 2am on Saturday morning when the car was petrol bombed outside the officer’s home in a housing estate in Tower near Blarney.

The Prison Officers Association has strongly condemned the petrol bombing of a prison officer’s car in Co Cork, the second time the officer’s car has (...)

The Mountjoy Prison reception wing. Prison officers have claimed a prisoner who recently stabbed staff in Mountjoy was given €65 and a birthday cake just days after lashing out at the two officers. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Security measures for prison officers dealing with violent inmates are to be heightened to include the wearing of stab-proof vests.Minister for Justic(...)

The Irish Prison Service said it was ‘extremely disappointed’ at the stoppage. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Prison officers are planning further work stoppages in two of the State’s biggest jails after leaving their posts for a one- hour industrial action(...)

Bin Ennakhil, Marrakech, Morocco €55m This palace is the result of a dream by two builders enamoured with the Alhambra in Grenada. While b(...)

More than 1,000 prison officers in Northern Ireland are to receive danger money because of the threat posed by dissident republicans : Niall Carson/PA Wire

More than 1,000 prison officers in Northern Ireland are to receive danger money because of the threat posed by dissident republicans. In November 2012(...)

All of the complaints made by prisoners against prison officers and investigated under a new independent system established six months ago have(...)

Delegates listen as Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education, addresses the TUI Congress in Galway earlier this month. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Senior figures in Government and the trade union movement believe the proposed new Croke Park agreement could be carried by as small a margin a(...)

Assuming unions representing staff such as the nurses and secondary teachers publicly opposed to the deal actually deliver a No result, the overall fate of the deal could come down to the Prison Officers’ Association and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the end it may come down to prison officers to determine the fate of the proposed new Croke Park agreement. So far only two craft uni(...)