Mountjoy Prison: last year three officers were injured in a knife attack in the prison.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Prison officers are worried that the recent wave of gangland crime could result in further violence in the State’s jails once the perpetrators are lo(...)

The  Midlands Prison in Portlaoise when newly built in 2000. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of defective prison cell windows are to be replaced at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise, Co Laois. Windows in 500 cells in the original pri(...)

Emergency services at Cloverhill Prison on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins.

A man who was injured during disturbances at Cloverhill Prison on Wednesday was the Afghan migrant who was found on the side of the M7 two weeks ago. (...)

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(...)