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The Irish Prison Service confirmed a death had taken place at the Midlands Prison (above) but added it “could not comment further on any individual case”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The death of a prisoner in the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise is being investigated by the Irish Prison Service. Initial indications suggest the man (...)

Irish Red Cross volunteer inmates at the Community Based Health in Detention Workshop at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise. Photograph: James Forde

A pioneering health programme in Irish prisons has been credited with reducing knife attacks, improving the mental health of inmates and increasing th(...)

Christy Griffin has been released from Midlands Prison, Portlaoise. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Notorious crime gang leader Christy Griffin has been freed from prison after serving a sentence for rape. Gardaí are now fearful a feud that emerged (...)

Tom Humphries: already regarded as a compliant prisoner who poses no security risk. Photograph: Collins Courts Tom Humphries: already regarded as a compliant prisoner who poses no security risk. Photograph: Collins Courts

The former Irish Times sportswriter Tom Humphries has spent his first full day in jail as a sentenced convict. He is prisoner 108586 and is sharing a (...)