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Some of the contraband seized during the search of a delivery of goods into Mountjoy Prison in Dublin.

One of the State’s largest ever finds of prison contraband, including mobile phones and drugs, has been seized as it was being smuggled into Mountjoy (...)

The access to courses at Maynooth University (pictured) granted to prisoners could ‘bring the university into the prison and the prison into the university in ways we could never have previously imagined’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prisoners at Mountjoy Prison have been granted online access to college lectures and tutorials during the coronavirus pandemic and this could be instr(...)

The Mountjoy Prison reception wing. Prison officers have claimed a prisoner who recently stabbed staff in Mountjoy was given €65 and a birthday cake just days after lashing out at the two officers. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Security measures for prison officers dealing with violent inmates are to be heightened to include the wearing of stab-proof vests.Minister for Justic(...)

 Derek Byrne of Streamville Road, Donaghmede, at court last week. Photograph: Courtpix

The Irish Prison Service has rejected claims that anti-water protestors jailed for breaching a court order have been in “lockdown” in recent days.A p(...)

From 2009 to date, there have been an estimated 13 prison suicides, with a further 22 deaths in custody. Photograph: Getty Images

It is no coincidence that the suicide rate in Irish prisons has tracked levels of overcrowding. There were seven suicides in Irish jails in 2007 an(...)

Christopher Doyle being taken from Kilmainham Court in 2000 after being charged with the robbery of two elderly bachelor farmers from Castlejordan Co Meath. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

JASON KENNEDY A search is continuing for a prisoner who absconded while visiting his sick father in hospital last week. Christophe(...)