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 (...)

File photograph of Jeffrey Dumbrell arriving in court in 2009. Photograph: Collins Courts

Gardaí are expected to launch an investigation after a female nurse was assaulted during a routine cell visit in Dublin’s Wheatfield Prison on Tuesday(...)

 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(...)

Prison service chief Michael Donnellan said that while some luxuries extended to inmates might seem too liberal, the service must try to get through to “angry” criminals. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The role of the prison system is to “build up” and “bring back” criminals by treating them with humanity, the head of the Irish Prison Service has sai(...)

The stock list from which prisoners can purchase items for sale through tuck shops was released by the Irish Prison Service (IPS) under the Freedom of Information Acts. File photograph: Getty Images

There’s no escaping the popularity of One Direction. Not even in prison. Hardened lags serving time in Irish jails can now count their days of servitu(...)

The Irish Prison Service said the two officers had been taken to hospital with ‘slash wounds, which while serious are not thought to be life threatening’.

Two prison officers in Mountjoy jail in Dublin have been injured after being attacked by a prisoner on Thursday. It is understood the prisoner used (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins said “It is shocking to think that so many violent prisoners are being transported through our streets without an armed guard.”

Gardaí turned down 60 per cent of Irish Prison Service (IPS) requests for armed escorts for criminals, according to newly-released information.Respond(...)

An oversight group for the Haddington Road Agreement has intervened in a bid to avert planned industrial action by prison officers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Moves are underway aimed at averting forthcoming industrial action in the State’s prisons.The National Oversight Group of the Haddington Road Agreemen(...)

The Prison Officers’ Association claims its members are being put at risk. Above, Mountjoy Prison Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Decisions taken by management at the Irish Prison Service (IPS) have contributed to situations where staff members are being placed in danger, accordi(...)

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 (...)