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(...)

Prison Officers’ Association deputy general secretary Jim Mitchell who said local management in some prisons were not adhering to a new system designed to  prevent prisoners from engaging in violence against officers again.

Prisoners attacking staff in jails across the State are being transferred to other prisons where no steps are being taken to punish them or prevent th(...)

Copies of the Nyberg report into the banking collapse which was published in 2011. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said he hoped the public  banking inquiry would start work within months.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said he hoped the long-awaited banking inquiry will start work within months. It was confirmed after yesterday’s Cabinet me(...)

Joan Burton Minister for Social Protection. There is a  sense that the Labour Party needs to assert its identity. Photograph:  Alan Betson

The trigger for some of the most prominent heaves against Irish party leaders in recent political history has been an adverse opinion poll. Despite hi(...)

Derelict Dublin

It is now just over thirty years since this newspaper published a long-running series of articles under the heading, “Derelict Dublin”, that documente(...)

The practice of slopping out will be eliminated in Mountjoy Prison for the first time in its 160-year history within the next six months, the d(...)