Prison officers were “over exaggerating” the facilities made available to serious criminals in the State’s jails and it was crucial the prison system (...)

Prison officers are to seek a meeting with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to urge An Garda Síochána to investigate attacks on prison staff by prisoners. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Prison officers are to seek a meeting with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to urge An Garda Síochána to investigate attacks on prison staff by pr(...)

 Adrian Ismay: “He was greatly respected by all those who knew him,” said Stormont’s Minister for Justice David Ford and Northern Ireland Prison Service director general Sue McAllister.     Photograph: Department of Justice/PA Wire

A postmortem will be carried out on Wednesday on the remains of a prisoner officer injured in a dissident republican bomb attack in Belfast this mont(...)

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(...)

Judge Michael Reilly said some officers “prefer to turn a blind eye” to the activities of gangs in prisons. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Prison officers have criticised the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, for offering unsubstantiated opinions after he concluded in a report t(...)

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 Mountjoy Prison. Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald    has said the allocation of stab vests to prison officers is being kept under review. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said the allocation of stab vests to prison officers is being kept under review.Ms Fitzgerald said 160 sta(...)

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(...)

Gardaí and members of the Defence Forces have undergone training to prepare them to work in prisons in the event prison officers take industrial actio(...)

The conference heard that despite efforts by the Irish Prison Service to reduce the flow of contraband, a “drugs, drugs and more drugs” scenario was confronting staff daily

Prison officers have urged Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to “take on” gang leaders in jail and isolate them from the rest of the prison po(...)