Moving the responsibility for prisoner healthcare “is also likely to lead to a better service to prisoners” according to the submission.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The transfer of responsibility for prisoner healthcare to the Department of Health and the HSE could generate savings of €4-€5 million annually after (...)

Seán Reynolds, who runs the Mountjoy Prison Museum. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 3:52

It is the most chilling room you will ever stand in. The Hang Room – or execution room – at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin was last used in 1954, but it re(...)

Brian  Murphy wILL take up the role as the new Mountjoy Prison campus governor on September 1st, succeeding Edward Whelan who retires at the month’s end. Photograph: David Sleator

The current director of operations in the Irish Prison Service, Brian Murphy has been named as the next governor of Mountjoy Prison. Minister for Just(...)

The graphic on the left shows the average daily number of prisoners in custody on an annual basis. That on the right gives a breakdown of the numbers serving  sentences of varying duration.

The number of people sent to Irish prisons fell last year, with 5.8 per cent fewer people committed to prison in 2013 than a year earlier. (...)

File photograph of Mountjoy Prison. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Two prisoners used a makeshift knife to take another inmate hostage in a cell at Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison yesterday. The incident took p(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter welcomed the study by the Irish Prison Service and the Central Statistics Office. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Almost two-thirds of prisoners go on to reoffend within three years of their release, a new report has shown. The study by the Irish Prison Ser(...)

A Prison Officer in the commital unit where prisoners spend their first night in Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The number of committals to Irish prisons has fallen for the first time in six years as sustained decreases in the Republic’s recorded crime ra(...)