Members of Adrian Ismay’s family, including his wife Sharon (right) leave the funeral at Woodvale Methodist Church in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters.

“Dark men did a dark deed” when they murdered prison officer Adrian “Izzy” Ismay, mourners were told at his funeral service in loyalist west Belfast (...)

A mourner holds a printed tribute at the funeral service for prison officer Adrian Ismay, at Woodvale Methodist Church in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“Dark men did a dark deed” when they murdered prison officer Adrian “Izzy” Ismay, mourners were told at his funeral service in loyalist west Belfast. (...)

The practice of slopping out dating from Victorian times has finally ended at Cork Prison following the opening over the weekend off of a new €45 million facility and the transfer of 163 prisoners from the old prison.

The practice of slopping out dating from Victorian times has finally ended at Cork Prison following the opening over the weekend off of a new €45 mill(...)

The decision to grant politician Mick Wallace early release, which is very common for people sentenced to jail for the non-payment of fines, was made by a senior staff member of the Irish Prisons Service.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The decision to grant politician Mick Wallace early release, which is very common for people sentenced to jail for the non-payment of fines, was made (...)

  Probation Service director Vivian Guerin, Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan,  Irish Prison Service director Micheal Donlon  and assistant commissioner Supt John Twomey.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A new inter-agency project in Dublin that targets “prolific offenders who are causing havoc” should be ready to begin being rolled out across t(...)

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 pictured at Cloverhill Prison Dublin on Wednesday  afternoon. Photograph: Collins Photos

A disturbance involving 60 prisoners at Cloverhill Prison was brought to an end by staff in riot gear on Wednesday evening. Gardaí have launched a cri(...)

Ivor Callely: prisoners’ 25 per cent remission does not have to be earned, despite often being referred to as “time off for good behaviour”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

At the heart of Ivor Callely’s legal efforts to secure enhanced remission of a third of his jail term is the framing of the parameters around which t(...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Michael Donnelan, director general of the  Irish Prison Service, answer questions  at the launch of the Irish Prison Service and  Probation Service annual reports and joint strategy  in Smithfield,  Dublin, on May 18th, 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has commissioned a review of the drugs and alcohol treatment services available to criminal offenders and peop(...)

On a bright May morning over a decade ago, your correspondent sat across a rickety table in the Paragon Bar in Clones town chewing the fat with the pr(...)