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Stormont Minister Claire Sugden, who says: “Identifying and supporting prisoners with mental health issues remains a high priority for the Northern Ireland Prison Service.” Photograph: Facebook

Stormont Justice Minister Claire Sugden announced a review of vulnerable inmates last month following the deaths of three prisoners within weeks of ea(...)

“It is a sad fact that the prison population includes a significant number of individuals who are highly vulnerable.”  Photograph: istockphoto

A total of 173 prisoners died while serving sentences across the island of Ireland during the last decade. There were 129 deaths in the Republic wh(...)

There are issues for staff as well as inmates in the North’s prison system. One in four new prison officers employed over the past five years have left their jobs, while existing staff continue to be targeted by dissident republicans

If a society is measured by how it treats its most marginalised people, does that extend to convicted criminals? The answer from many quarters might(...)

Of the 129 inmates who died south of the Border since January 2007, 42 were on temporary release. Photograph: Alan Betson. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nearly one-third of prisoners who died in the Republic in the past 10 years were finishing their sentences in the community on early release. Of the(...)

Yahoo doesn’t know who broke into its systems in 2013. Photograph: Reuters

Some time around August 2013, hackers penetrated the email system of Yahoo, one of the world’s largest and oldest providers of free email services. (...)

Half of those held in 22- or 23-hour lock-up on January 1st, 2016 were inmates in Mountjoy Prison.  Photograph: David Sleator

More than 50 inmates in the Irish prison system were being held in solitary confinement for 22 hours a day earlier this year, with nine spending more(...)

Lol Tolhurst and Robert Smith of the Cure. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

This is billed as “the inside story of The Cure by one of its founding members”. It’s nothing of the sort. Yes, Lol Tolhurst was one of the founding (...)

A total of 7,697 suicides were registered in Northern Ireland from the beginning of 1970 to the end of 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

A total of 318 suicides were registered in Northern Ireland last year, the highest annual death toll since records began in 1970. The figures mean an(...)

Some 60 per cent of Irish-based businesses claim they do not have a clear understanding of the rules.

Almost two-thirds of senior IT decision makers are unsure about current data regulations, following the striking down of the Safe Harbour agreement an(...)

Max Schrems has  said the needed changes to the proposed Privacy Shield agreement have to be to US law. Photograph: Collins Courts

We’re at a critical juncture in the shaping of regulations that will govern the exchange of digital data, critical for European and US businesses, and(...)

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