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(...)

The practice of slopping out will be eliminated in Mountjoy Prison for the first time in its 160-year history within the next six months, the d(...)

All of the complaints made by prisoners against prison officers and investigated under a new independent system established six months ago have(...)

Mountjoy Prison:  situation had been exacerbated by the overcrowding in the system. Photograph: David Sleator

The practice of slopping out will be eliminated in Mountjoy Prison in Dublin for the first time in its 160-year h(...)

Prison Officers  Association president Stephen Delaney: “Austerity has had a massive impact on prison officers”. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The Prison Officers Association is preparing to ballot members on strike action and has said if the de(...)

Siptu president Jack O Connor speaks at Liberty Hall yesterday after members voted against the proposed new Croke Park deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The head of the country’s largest union, Siptu, has warned of a major mutually destructive confrontation if the Government mov(...)

Delegates listen as Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education, addresses the TUI Congress in Galway earlier this month. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Senior figures in Government and the trade union movement believe the proposed new Croke Park agreement could be carried by as small a margin a(...)