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 (...)

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(...)