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(...)

The  Midlands Prison in Portlaoise. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A prison officer has been slashed across the buttock with a makeshift knife at Midlands Prison. Two of his colleagues were hospitalised after a separa(...)

Derek Brockwell, who was recaptured by police outside a pub in Belfast city centre. Irish Prison Service/PA

Minister Alex White denied a lack of Garda resources was responsible for the incident in which two prison officers were stabbed by a prisoner escapi(...)

Derek Brockwell. It is understood he was arrested while having a drink at a pub on Bedford Street, Belfast

Escaped Portlaoise prisoner Derek Brockwell was recaptured by police outside a pub in Belfast city centre last evening.Police said they used a taser(...)

CCTV footage of Derek Brockwell (53) from Glasgow entering Urban Pharmacy on Belfast’s Dublin Road before he was caught by police on Wednesday night. Photograph: Pacemaker

Derek Brockwell, a Portlaoise Prison inmate who escaped after stabbing two officers during a hospital visit, spent last night in hospital in Belfast. (...)

The Irish Prison Service said it was ‘extremely disappointed’ at the stoppage. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Prison officers are planning further work stoppages in two of the State’s biggest jails after leaving their posts for a one- hour industrial action(...)

Michael Donnellan,  director general of the Irish Prison Service: “In five or six years’ time the penny will drop and [recalcitrant prisoners will] join the system”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The prison service is facing down prison gangs and for the first time breaking their power, the head of the Irish Prison Service has said.Speaking at (...)

Prison Officers’ Association deputy general secretary Jim Mitchell who said local management in some prisons were not adhering to a new system designed to  prevent prisoners from engaging in violence against officers again.

Prisoners attacking staff in jails across the State are being transferred to other prisons where no steps are being taken to punish them or prevent th(...)

More than 1,000 prison officers in Northern Ireland are to receive danger money because of the threat posed by dissident republicans : Niall Carson/PA Wire

More than 1,000 prison officers in Northern Ireland are to receive danger money because of the threat posed by dissident republicans. In November 2012(...)